Latvians consume 42Gb of mobile data monthly

12 September 2023

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Latvians and Finnish people use the most mobile data per month among the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. In addition, each Estonian has about two mobile broadband subscriptions.

Latvians lead in mobile data usage, averaging nearly 42Gb per month per mobile broadband subscription. Latvia’s high mobile data consumption may be driven by widespread access to high-speed mobile networks in urban areas and unlimited provider data plans.

Finland ranks second globally in monthly mobile data use, with citizens browsing 41Gb on average.

Austria has the third-highest rate of mobile data consumption, averaging around 30Gb per month. Lithuanians also rank high in mobile data usage, browsing through 28Gb monthly on average. Iceland demonstrates high mobile data consumption for its population as well, with citizens using 24Gb per month on average.

The average mobile data usage among OECD countries is almost 9Gb. Countries like the United States, UK, and Germany all fall below this average.

“Mobile connectivity is convenient, but it can lead to overuse and dependency. Moderation and balance are essential. As networks continue improving globally, average mobile usage rates will likely rise. The future will undoubtedly bring innovations integrating mobile technology even deeper into our lifestyles,” said cybersecurity writer at Atlas VPN, Vilius Kardelis.

Each Estonian has about two mobile broadband subscriptions. Estonia’s citizens extensively use mobile networks not just for smartphones but also for other internet-connected devices.

Japan likewise has extremely high mobile broadband penetration, with citizens subscribed to nearly two mobile networks on average. The US ranks third, with an average of 1.8 mobile broadband subscriptions per citizen.

Finland, which is second in mobile data consumption, has a broadband subscription rate of 1.6 per person. At the same time, Israel and Denmark demonstrate a rate of 1.4 mobile broadband subscriptions per citizen.