On the market side, according to the latest IDATE forecast, 420 million automobiles will be connected in 2020 — that’s representing a 34% CAGR on the 74 million connected vehicles reported in 2014.
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
With 82% of shoppers making their actual purchasing decision in-aisle, it’s no wonder that vendors are betting on beacons and indoor positioning systems to help marketers interact with consumers in real time.
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.
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
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