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How Micro-Finance Users will Reach 283 Million by 2020

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Both micro-finance providers, and mobile carriers, are driving a surge in financial inclusion for the un-banked populace in developing nations, through the provision of sophisticated mobile finance services, according to Juniper Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Ongoing Rise of India within the Global Networked Economy

India will overtake the U.S. to have the second-largest population of Internet users after China. Fueled by a boom in smartphone ownership, the number of Indian Internet users will rise to 402 million by December 2015. Meanwhile, China has about 650 million Internet users.

Source: WSJ

Why Emerging Nations in Asia will Drive Mobile Internet Growth


Global mobile phone shipments remained flat in 2015. The new emerging countries accounted for 14% of total worldwide handset volumes. Southwest Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines are leading growth, based on their huge populations and demand for 3G/4G phones.

Source: Strategy Analytics

More Mobile Subscriptions than People on Planet Earth in 2015

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There are more mobile subscriptions than people living on planet Earth. The number stood at 7.3 billion at the end of September and will grow to 7.4 billion by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the world’s population will climb to 7.35 billion by the end of 2015, according to the United Nations.

Source: World Economic Forum

Annual Enterprise SDN Spend to Reach $10 Billion by 2019

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As more multinational companies plan for their digital transformation, most are assessing their communication network capabilities. Meanwhile, the enterprise software-defined networking (SDN) market is maturing, and increasing adoption indicates that it’s gaining momentum.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Mobile Messaging Apps Reach 1.4 Billion Users Worldwide

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Mobile phone messaging apps will be used by more than 1.4 billion consumers in 2015, that’s up by 31.6% on the previous year — and 75% of smartphone users say they’ve already used an over-the-top mobile messaging app, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Source: eMarketer

Mobile Network Providers Rally to Defend Voice Service Revenue

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Mobile network service providers are focused on defending their traditional voice services from new market disruption that threatens to further erode their legacy business model. Armed with new technology and bold plans for more rapid deployment, savvy operators are responding to the incursion.

Source: Digital Lifescapes


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