A recent study by Strangeloop Networks reveals that "a typical ecommerce site takes 11+ seconds to load, one-third of site owners don’t have a mobile-specific site, and LTE isn’t the performance saviour it’s been touted as"
Main findings are:
- Desktop vs smartphone performance - The median page (full site, not m.site) took 11+ seconds to load for both the Galaxy S and iPhone 4 over 3G
- LTE was 27% faster than 3G - the average load time for pages on 3G was 11.7 seconds, compared to 8.5 seconds for LTE
- One in three don’t have a mobile-specific site
- 32% of owners don’t let visitors go to the full site