17% of Global Traffic Comes via the Mobile Internet

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile: "People around the globe are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile

Penetration of SIM Cards in Europe Highest in the world at 125%

At the end of 2012, Europe had close to 400M unique mobile subscribers (i.e. people) actively using 629 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards).

Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web

Chinese Mobile Internet Users have just surpasses 838 million in January ,2014 According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) , this accounts for 68% of total Mobile Users


Monday, May 26, 2014

17% of Mobile Handsets in India Controlled by Samsung and Nokia

Samsung and Nokia Control 17% of Indian Mobile Handsets

Chinese Consumers going online " for buying mobile handsets, YoY show 40% growth

Latest research data published by ChinaInternetWatch showed that China mobile phones online sales volume reached 42.8 million and online sales hit 66.39 billion yuan (USD 10.74 billion) in 2013, with over 40% YoY increase. Mobile sale peaked during Double 11 promotion, sold out 4.48 million on November 11, 2013( . Tmall created Double 11, which is on Nov 11, nicknamed after Bachelor’s Day by Chinese. Taobao normally can expect sales of over billion yuan on one single day. Last year, the total sales exceed 3 billion yuan (USD 490 mill

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mobile Commerce Infrastructure Comparison : Hong Kong vs China

Mobile Payments Comparison :Hong Kong vs China

WhileHong Kong ranks a wee big higher than China... the difference among the nationaare actually miniscule. According to theWhile HK has very strong financial and regulatory organizations Consumers are less willing to use mobile payments compared to their global counterparts on both P2P (10% versus 19% average) and m-commerce (11% versus 17% average)

Comparitively Chinese consumers are presently above-average users of mobile paymentsThe mobile infrastructure currently surpasses the financial services infrastructure POS payments (10%) lag behind m-commerce (19%) in frequency of use.

Online payment in India to cross $20B by 2015

Online payment industry to cross $20B by 2015 end led by IRCTC, Online Banking, Travel,Insurance and Financial Services   is said  to be forecast grow  40-45% in 2014-2016

"The digital payments industry is expected to grow at 40 per cent to reach Rs 120,120 crore ($20 billion) by the end of this year, according to a report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Among the many use cases, online travel booking, financial services and e-tailing are the main purposes for using different modes of digital payments.

“Online travel industry, which includes air & train ticket bookings
hotel accommodations and tour packages contribute nearly 60 per cent of the digital payments. This is followed by financial services that comprises of online mobile recharge & DTH service, online tax filing, payment of insurance premiums, gas & electricity bills and e-tailing,” the report stated."

The 4 metros which include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are approximately 60 per cent of the total digital payment gateway market size. Next four metros – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Pune together contributes only 25 per cent to the total market size.

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With 1.26billion Mobile Users Combined India and China , account for 30% global users

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Buoyed by expanding markets in India and China, global mobile subscriptions  galloped  to total around 6.3billion last year, with subscriptions growing at about 9% YoY  growth according to a report by European telecom equipment maker Ericsson said.

According to theEricsson Mobility Report, total mobile subscription in China stood at 1.26
billion, while in India it was 713 million in 2012. The net additions in the Q4 of 2012 was 140 million.China accounted forabout 22 per cent of net additions, adding around 30 million subscriptions,followed by India (11 million), Bangladesh (9 million), Indonesia (8 million),and Nigeria (5 million),

"Global mobile penetration reached 89 per cent in Q4 2012 and mobile subscriptions now total
around 6.3 billion. However, the actual number of subscribers is around 4.4
billion, since many people have several subscriptions.

China accounted forabout 22 per cent of net additions, adding around 30 million subscriptions,
followed by India (11 million), Bangladesh (9 million), Indonesia (8 million),
and Nigeria (5 million), it added.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

World Region with the Lowest Density of Mobile Phones

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This map shows the population without mobile phones in Sub-Saharan Africa. For every mobile phone, an additional .8 percentage point is added to GDP growth. The countries with the largest populations without mobile phones stand to gain the most from growing mobile penetration. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tablet sales to overtake PC +Smartphones by 2015 December

The tablet market has been an example of how technology adoption can be scaled up...by a single market leader..Wha Apple did with iPad... has not  only made the market size bigger but  it reached to an   " unprecedented  heights..

As it  happens  behind every boom there are 1) competitors 2) Accessories market and 3) Cheap Immitators

While most Technology brands started coming up with their versions of " Tablet" Competitors and me too brands followed.. with some creating an exact knock down product,some replicating  the hardware and some the software of Apple's  iPad look and feel":

Four years since Apple introduced the iPad and launched the tablet craze, the U.S. tablet market is maturing. In that short time, tablets have become not only the new entertainment go-to, encroaching on the TV set’s dominance, but they are threatening to supplant the PC as these portable devices become shopping and productivity aids. Here are five charts that put it all into perspective"

Shipments of tablets worldwide is forecast to grow 38.6 percent to more than 349 million units in 2014 as mobile-first adoption catches on, according to Gartner research. By 2015, tablet sales are forecast to overtake those of PCs, whose sales will have declined 6.6 percent in 2014.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Out of 42.8 Mn Mobile Phones Sold Online In China ,40% market share is held by Xiaomi and Samsung

42.8 Mn Mobile Phones Sold Online In China In 2013 — China Internet Watch: "The ranking of online mobile phone sales volume in main B2C platforms (Xiaomi official website excluded) in 2013 showed that Samsung led the online market with 20% share, if Xiaomi official website included, Xiaomi ranked the top with 23.9%, Samsung dropped to the second with 16%."

Smartphones above 5inches screens,account for 3rd of Global Smartphone Shipments

According to analyst firm Canalys, the trend towards large-screen smartphones is unbroken. Of the 280 million smartphones shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2014, 34% were so-called phablets, i.e. phones with displays of 5 inches or larger. The phablet segment grew 369% year-over-year, significantly outperforming the rest of the smartphone market.

Mobile Web Usage in China to reach a billion, Online Marketing Trends

Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web | Online Marketing Trends: "Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web  as of April ,2014 

According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) , this accounts  for 68% of total  Mobile Users


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

European SIM Penetration highest in the World at 125%


With multiple SIM ownership common in Europe as in other regions, the number of real subscribers is significantly lower than the number of SIM connections. Multi SIM ownership in Europe and other developed markets tends to reflect the trend to multi-device ownership. According to the latest  report based on the data from gsmintelligence ,European  SIM penetration  is among the highest in the world with 125%, as compared with global SIM penetration of 82%

.At the end of 2012, Europe had close to 400M unique mobile subscribers (i.e.
people) actively using 629 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards). This brings
unique subscriber penetration in Europe to 79% compared to the 125% when based
on connections. The phenomenon of multiple-SIM ownership continues to distort
penetration rates based on connections as European consumers use 1.6 SIM cards
each on average.

10 Nations with Smartphone Penetration above 60%

Smartphone Adoption Tips Past 50% in Major Markets Worldwide - eMarketer: "The worldwide smartphone penetration rate among mobile users will remain just under one-third in 2013, eMarketer expects, and will approach the halfway point by 2017."

Globally 6 nations South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Australia, the UK and the US has crossed 50% smartphone user penetration rates among mobile phone users rise above 50%  in 2013

South Korea led the world last year in the share of mobile users who used a smartphone, at 60%. Australia, at 53%, was the only other country in Asia-Pacific to pass the halfway mark in 2012, with Japan set to follow in 2014.
As a percentage of population, a majority of residents in South Korea, Australia, Norway and Sweden will also use smartphones this year, eMarketer estimates, though average penetration worldwide among the total population will come in under 20%.

Mobile Retail App Usage in Italy surpass 75%

 Mcommerce Set to Boom in Italy - eMarketer: "  Italy is riding the Mobile Commerce ..Boom  with 64% of its users having  smartphone, while the rest uses feature phones, a rise  of 23% .YoY..

 Shopping was a major growth area among smartphone owners. The number of people using retail apps and mobile sites reportedly jumped by 74.8% year over year—the largest gain for any category. Health registered growth of 66.6%.

Interest in electronic payments and money transfer facilities had also surged during the year, with user numbers up an estimated 65.2%.

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 A recent data from statistica predicts "Italy's smartphone penetration rate will reach about 41 percent by 2013.