The number of smartphone shipments will approach 1.2 billion this year, an increase of 19 per cent from 985 million in 2013, according to latest forecasts by Juniper Research.
Global retail revenue from smart wearable devices will treble by 2016 and reach $53.2 billion by 2019 compared to $4.5 billion expected this year, according to latest research.
NFC in mobile phones to allow contactless payments is far from a new topic, and one of the main discussion points has been the role that mobile operators could play in the value chain. The question now being asked is: will Apple Pay be good or bad for mobile operators?
Worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach $13.3 billion (€10 billion) by 2019, a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6 billion.
Juniper Research predicts that the value of the mobile context and location-based services (LBS) market will more than triple in the next five years, thanks in large part to the adoption of highly targeted and context-aware ad-supported apps, which will account for over two-thirds of revenues.
The number of household bill payments made via PCs, tablets and mobiles will exceed 20 billion this year, representing approximately 16 per cent of all global consumer household bills.
Samsung remained the dominant force in smartphones in the second quarter, with an average of 74.6 million units shipped according to figures from three research companies.
There will be 1.05 billion mobile coupon users by 2019, up from just under 560 million this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Juniper Research issued a report alleging that smartphone battery charging will generate more than 13 megatons of CO2e (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases annually around the world by 2019. That is more than double the amount estimated to be generated this year. Half of the expected 2019 emissions-- equivalent to annual emissions from 1.1 million cars--will stem from coal-fired Asian electricity grids, Juniper said.
Charging mobile devices will generate more than 13 megatonnes of greenhouse gases per annum globally by 2019, against an anticipated 6.4 megatonnes this year.