TelBru: Video streaming biggest data consumer

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ENTERTAINMENT platforms are the biggest consumption of data among Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) subscribers, TelBru said yesterday.

“The month of September recorded an average of 168GB of data overall usage per subscriber across TelBru’s business and residential clientele with video streaming the main consumer of data,” TelBru said in a press statement.

Data used for video streaming surpassed usage for other social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

TelBru said that they are seeing an upward trend of videos being streamed and downloaded.

“With growing appetite for data in the country, subscribers are encouraged to practice wise data usage as a means to promote better internet efficiency and to apply prudent data spending to mitigate disappointment,” added TelBru.

With media streaming being the top most use of data in the Sultanate, TelBru provided several suggestions to help users reduce data usage.

These include having users opt out from viewing videos in high definition and instead adjust to standard definition which consumes significantly less data as well as being more conscious of the ‘auto-play’ or ‘auto download’ settings in social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram.

Other suggestions include reducing visits to webpages containing high resolution images, large sized pictures or too many advertisements; closing non-active browser windows and applications which could be consuming data in the background as well as turning off the broadband connection when the internet is not in use.

TelBru’s ‘Summary Usage’ feature which was launched in August this year was developed to ease better management of data allowing customers to view usage based on various categories including video streaming, social media, gaming and web browsing among others.

The feature is accessible through the Telbru website and is also available for download for iOS and Android devices. – Julius Hong

The Brunei Times