My test shows that using Citrix Receiver on mobile devices may significantly reduce network bandwidth consumption compared to running applications natively on mobile devices.

I reviewed a powerpoint presentation on my iPod Touch/iPhone using Citrix Receiver. The test generated 1.9M bytes network traffic, which is 14% of the 14M bytes file size.

Bandwidth consumption varies depending on applications and usage pattern. This is one data point. I would encourage you to do your own test yourself.

More details about my test and methodology including the power point file can be found at Citrix Developer Network Mobility Section

Ray (Ruiguo) Yang
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