A recent set of figures published by Bytemobile, industry leader in video optimization and Smart Capacity solutions for mobile network operators shows that tablets are evolving fast and getting superior stats even compared to smartphones sometimes.

The company published its quarterly Mobile Analytics Report for May 2012 recently, with the purpose of giving operators real world use measurements. The new report estimates that one third of US adults will own a tablet by 2016, with penetration reaching 112 million. The same document says that on average operators process 3 times more data volume on their networks for slates than phones. iPad users browse 33 web pages per session, generating 160% more data than the iPhone users, for example.

This means that in the future we’ll see carriers coming up with special offers for tablet owners, special contracts and price reductions 3G/4G browsing. It’s also helpful to know that for tablet makers, some of which claim that the public only wants cheap WiFi models, but it appears that 3G and 4G units are also really appreciated by the public.