World Mobile Market:By Subscribers, Data Revenue & Service Revenue

The growth in the global telecom market can be looked at from two angles : in terms of subscribers and in terms of revenues. Whereas the number of subscribers are massive in emerging economies like India and China, the revenues do not translate commensurately. This is because most of these subscribers use their mobile phones in the basic form for voice calls alone. However, developed economies like the US not only have the numbers, but are also huge in revenue terms thanks to the massive data consumption over mobile phones. Here are the rankings based on the various parameters

By Subscribers
1. China
2. India
3. USA
4. Russia
5. Brazil
6. Indonesia
7. Japan
8. Germany
9. Pakistan
10. Italy

By Data Revenue
1. USA
2. Japan
3. China
4. UK
5. Italy
6. Germany
7. France
8. Australia
9. Spain
10. South Korea

By Service Revenue
1. USA
2. China
3. Japan
4. France
5. Italy
6. UK
7. Germany
8. Brazil
9. Spain
10. India

US Cities With Highest Number Of GPS Searches

According to a recent study by TeleNav, Walmart, Starbucks and Target are among the highest searched businesses on GPS in USA. The highest number of GPS navigation occurred from Maryland, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California.

Here are the cities that had the maximum number of GPS searches

1. Phoenix
2. San Antonio
3. Cleveland
4. Detroit
5. Jacksonville
6. Dallas/Ft. Worth
7. Austin
8. San Diego
9. Miami
10. Indianapolis

Most Popular News Topics Online

According to a study by Pew Internet, 59% of the American population access their news from a combination of offline and online news sources with 2% of readers consuming it completely online. Here are the most popular news categories online as ascertained from the study (based on the number of people accessing it)

Weather : 81%
National events : 73%
Health & Medicine : 66%
Business & Economy : 64%
International events : 62%
Science & Technology : 60%
State news : 58%
Sports : 52%
Local community : 51%
Arts & Culture : 49%
Celebrities & Entertainment : 47%
Traffic : 32%

Do you find it surprising that only 47% of the readers find celebrity and entertainment news interesting?

Most Popular Torrent And P2P File-Sharing Websites

Cloud Security firm Zscaler recently released its ‘State of the Web’ report for Q4 ’09 which lists the top P2P file sharing websites in the world. One of the most conspicuous things about these websites is the overwhelming non-US nature of the same. Here are the top torrent websites and their market share

1. Siambit : 37.49%
2. Filestube : 25.31%
3. Tb.in.th : 12.98%
4. Sftcdn.net : 9.68%
5. IPTorrents : 3.06%
6. Limewire : 2.95%
7. Seedpeer : 1.07%
Others : 1.98%

Digital Music Download Statistics In Germany

According to a new study by Bitkom, digital music downloads off the computer are estimated to have reached 51 million by the end of 2009. This is at an average price of 1.08 Euro per download. Here are the statistics from the study. The number of downloads is marked against the year and the corresponding turnover in Euro is provided inside parenthesis.

2006 : 25.9 million downloads (48 million Euros)
2007 : 34.4 million downloads (60 million Euros)
2008 : 40.3 million downloads (80 million Euros)
2009 : 51.4 million downloads (112 million Euros)

Indian IT Services Market Growth

The IT services market in India is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR over the next few years according to a study by SpringBoard research

Indian IT Service market in 2008-2009 : $5.7 billion
Indian IT Service market in 2012-2013 : $12.8 billion (projected)
Annual CAGR : 18.6%

Big Players
Infrastructure management services : 18.1% CAGR
Application Services : 19.6% CAGR
IT Consulting services : 16.4% CAGR

Mobile Coupon Growth in North America

Mobile coupons are a small speck of the overall coupon “industry” in US and Canada. But like it has already happened in Japan, mobile couponing is likely to pick up tremendous momentum in North America in the next few years. Here is how the industry is expected to grow

2009 : $0.2 million
2010 : $2.3 million
2011 : $11.3 million
2012 : $34.4 million
2013 : $66.9 million

Consumer Willingness To Pay For Online News

Rupert Murdoch must be thinking of shifting base to Italy. The media baron’s obsession to get people to pay for online content is pretty well known and it now looks like Italians are much more ready to pay money to access online news content. A BCG study reveals the following

Money that consumers will be willing to pay for online news:
Australia, USA : $3 per month
Italy : $7 per month

What kind of content are consumers ready to pay for:
Unique/Local news : 67% overall, 72% in USA
Specialized content : 63% overall, 73% in USA
Timely, continual news alerts : 54% overall, 61% in USA

Most Popular Promotional Offers For Online Travel Websites

What kind of promotional offers do customers expect from the online travel agents websites? A little study by About.com revealed the following results (based on percent of respondents)

Discount coupons on airfare : 70%
Discount coupons on hotels : 67%
All-inclusive packages : 49%
Discount coupons on activities and food : 49%
First time buyer discount programs : 40%
Repeat buyer discount programs : 28%

US Mobile Phone Penetration Statistics

The American mobile phone penetration is inching towards the 80% mark which shall be attained in the next 4-5 years. Here is the number of mobile phone subscribers through the years and the corresponding penetration percentage inside brackets.

2008 : 228.2 million (75%)
2009 : 235 million (76.5%)
2010 : 242 million (78%)
2011 : 247.4 million (79%)
2012 : 251.5 million (79.5%)
2013 : 255.4 million (80%)