Mexico will boast 104.3 million mobile connections — 86.7% of the population — and a mobile phone user base of 75.8 million in 2014, nearly half of whom will be smartphone users. One of the most eagerly embraced smartphone capabilities are over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging services.
Mobile service providers will find the next decade to be full of new challenges and opportunities. Meanwhile, the mobile internet phenomena has offered a welcomed increase in service revenue, but there were also some unanticipated negative side effects.
According to a recent study, the trend of Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) to work is growing from 29% of all devices today to almost 40% by 2016, driven by wider user adoption within existing BYOD companies, as well as multiple devices per user. Survey respondents expect their enterprise wireless LAN user population to grow by 10% per year over the next 2 years, driven to a large extent by guest access, which will account for only 18% of the user population by 2016.
via Infonetics Research
Among U.S. millennial smartphone users polled, nearly 90% said their phones never left their side — they’re often experts on mobile internet usage. Yet, 86% said many websites didn’t offer good mobile functionality. Nearly half of respondents said they attempted to access the mobile site of a business via smartphone daily, so this is a huge problem for marketers.
According to research firm TechNavio, the Connected M2M Home Appliance Market in the U.S. is expected to witness significant growth and post a CAGR of 49.98 percent from 2014-2018. A lot of this growth can be chalked up to the trend towards cloud-managed smart homes and the Internet of Things.