Market Corner - 21/10/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

A few set of market information released this week:

  • Social networking is exploding in mobile, and ABI Research found that about 70% of social networkers were using MySpace and Facebook, far ahead of other sites (no more than 15% adoption).

  • In-Stat found that 30% of cell phone users were playing mobile games. The mobile gaming market will reach $6.8bn by 2013.

  • Tariff Consultancy says that cellular penetration rates in 34 emerging nations is likely to double in the next 5 years to 4.3bn subscriber base and reach 95% in 2013.

  • French consumers were spending some €2200 per year on multimedia services and products, of which over 33% on telephony (fixed and mobile), 24% on audio/video and 10% for internet. All subscriptions amounted to 50% of household' s multimedia spending.

  • The NGN Forum and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Forum merge to become simply the IMS/NGN Forum.

  • In-Stat forecasts that 3G video-capable cellphone shipments would grow at over 11% CAGR to 641m by 2013.

  • According to LSTI (LTE System Trial Initiative), LTE is beating 3GPP requirements in terms of data speeds, spectral efficiency and latency in field tests. In a 2x2 MIMO configuration, downlink rate reached 150Mbit/s and in a 4x4 MIMO configuration, it was 250 Mbit/s.

  • According to UBS, global handset growth rate would be down to 3% (from 6%) with NA and Europe to be particularly hard-hit. JP Morgan cut his expectations for 2009 handset growth to 6% from 8%.

  • The WiMAX Forum predicts that Indian WiMAX subscribers would reach over 27m by 2012 and account for 20% of the global user base.

  • According to Analysys, 47% of European broadband subscriptions will use mobile networks and nearly a quarter of broadband-equipped sites will use mobile-only by 2013.

  • In Stat announced that the uptake of broadband internet services would continue to increase steadily to reach 876m subscribers by 2012.

  • ABI Research predicts 103m access points ( mainly based on femtocell technology) for fixed-mobile services by 2013.

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