Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mobile Industry Statistics. ( Mind Blowing !!! )

Some stats from the  Tomi Ahonen's post putting 2.7 Billion in context ,
  • Worldwide there are about 800 million registered automobiles
  • Today there are 1.3 billion fixed landline phones in the world
  • Today there are about 1.5 billion TV sets in use in the world . (TV is often shared, especially in Asia where families are also large. So you might easily have 6 or even 10 watching the same TV show. The reach of TV is much beyond the 1.5 billion sets in use.)
  • Today 1.4 Billion people carry at least one credit card.
  • In most countries it is illegal for under 18 year olds to have credit cards
  • There are about 850 million PCs
  • In total over 750 million people access internet content via a mobile phone today
  • About the total PC population or about 850 million people, access the web via a computer.
  • During 2007 the first cross-over from PC to Mobile phones will happen, with more users accessing via phone than PC.
  • The total shipped PDA population is about 85 million, most which are replacements.
  • Thre are 85 Million iPod in use
  • DVD recorders/ PVR shipments are under 100 million.
  • Camcorders, are under 100 million total shipped (many as replacements).
  • Gaming consoles have shipped near 200 million units, out of which 150 million are second generation (PS2/Xbox) or newer.
  • The (stand-alone) digital camera has achieved shipments of near 300 million.
  • There are  2.7 billion Mobile phones shipped (technically 2.7 billion in January, not December). They sold 950 million phones last year and the total worldwide mobile subscriber base grew from 2.1 billion to 2.7 billion.
  • Phones are replaced every 18 months (and this is still shrinking)
  • USA has reached 75% penetration for mobile phones
  • The Western European average per capita penetration for mobile phones is already 110%
  • Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Israel have penetration rates at about 140%
  • China adds 6 million phones every month, India adds 7 million phones every month.
  • Finland, Norway, Denmark and Portugal - each countries with 120% or more penetration rates - Mobilephones are less than 6 million units total.
  • SMS Messaging Is Biggest Data App On Planet
  • On the internet there are about 1.5 billion e-mail boxes, maintained by about 800 million people.
  • 1.8 billion people are doing SMS texting.
  • Last year over 42% of Americans were active in SMS already
  • E-mail is opened in 24 hours and replied to in 48 hours.
  • SMS is read within 15 minutes on average and responded within 60 minutes.
  • 65% of e-mail is spam, less than 10% of SMS is spam.
  • In South Korea five separate credit card services are available on the three mobile networks
  • In South Korea almost 100% of credit card based point-of-purchase sites accept payment via mobile phone credit (and charge) cards
  • Two years from launch almost 10% of South Korean phone users watch digital broadcast TV on their phones
  • The Pop Idol formats have earned a windfall of over 700 million dollars out of text messaging votes
  • In 2005 already half of all phones sold were cameraphones so cameraphones outsell digital cameras by more than 4 to 1 .
  • There are 3.2 Billion to 3.8 Billion radio users.
  • 73% of the population now uses the mobile phone as their portable clock. 
  • 2.7 Billion phones in active use. There is a subscription for 40% of the planet's population.
  • The mobile telecoms industry earned 725 Billion dollars last year.
  • Global music industry earns 16% of its revenues from mobile phones (mostly ringing tones);
  • Videogaming earns 14% of its global revenues from mobile.
  • Mobile telecom  growth in dollar terms, from 2005 to 2006, was 105 billion dollars.
He adds,
Data Service Revenues in mobile =
 ( Total internet content industry + Internet Advertising revenues + Global videogaming revenues + plus hollywood box office revenues worldwide + the global music industry ( combined.)

Mind blowing !!!

1 comment:

  1. Good post. There is a nice list of mobile industry statistics at is a directory of stats covering a bunch of different industries and categories.