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Mobile Internet - Mobile Phones
and Smart Mobile Phones
The increase in the number of mobile cell phones
in the world has been impressive. The graph below shows subscriber growth between
2005 and early 2013, according to ITU figures. The 6.8 billion subscribers are
approaching the 7.1 billion world population. The graph shows that as world
mobile-cellular penetration approches 100%, market saturation grows and
the growth rate decreases.
The following graph shows penetration by geographic
regions. The average world penetration stands at 96.2%, according to the ITU.
Penetration rate (per 100 inhabitants) by geographic regions for 2013Q1 is as follows:
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Mobile Communications and Mobile Data
This report provides a global overview of the email,
SMS, Instant Messaging (fixed and mobile), Multimedia Messaging Service and Unified
Communication sectors, including broad statistics, where available.
European Mobile Market
Read about the enormous potential for mobile data market in Europe is
driven by the large population, the rapid development of mobile technologies, and the
growing number of content available through mobile portals and new applications stores.
Global Report - Mobile - Handset Market
This report provides overall global statistics and forecasts
for mobile handsets, including growth, sales and revenue. Current and historical global
market share for the top handset suppliers is also included. The report also provides
information on key trends and developments in the industry, including the rise of smart phones.
Latin American Mobile Operators
This 144 page report provides key information about the mobile operators
in Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries covered in this report include: Argentina, Belize,
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico,
Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the small Caribbean island nations.
Asia Mobile Operators
This 397 page report provides key information about the mobile operators
in Asia. The countries covered in this report include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan,
Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
Vietnam. Read the executive summary here.
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NEWS AND REPORTS
Mobile Internet -
Mobile News Service (UK)
ZD Net Mobile
Access Index - Country Ranking List
Internet World Stats Blog
Internet news and statistics here.
Pew Internet Project's research related to mobile
technology featuring USA ownership and usage.