India mobile entertainment market to grow to $1.79 billion in 2016 from $670 million in 2011

By Telecomlead Team : Globally, mobile entertainment revenue will
rise from $39.6 billion in 2011 to $53.9 billion in 2016.


Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from
2012 to 2016 will be 6.3 percent, according to a research report by IE Market
Research Corporation.


Among different categories of mobile
entertainment, mobile music will see the biggest growth in revenues over the
next five years, as global mobile music revenues will increase from $9 billion
in 2011 to $18 billion in 2016.


Total revenue in India’s mobile
entertainment market will rise to $1.79 billion in 2016, significantly up from
$670 million in 2011 (CAGR of 18.2 percent from 2012 – 2016).


India will continue to be the
fastest-growing market, as India’s mobile entertainment market is teeming with
publishers, distributors, operator competition and relatively less stringent
broadcasting regulations.


All segments are very active in the India
market with operators and service providers eager to provide value added
services across the mobile multimedia value chain in India.


“We think that the global mobile
entertainment market will see significant growth over the next five years,”
said Nizar Assanie, VP (Research) at IEMR.


Globally, growth in phone market and data
consumption will boost mobile entertainment.


Global sales of mobile handset reach 453 million in Q4 2011


Q4 2011 saw 453 million handset shipments
leading 2011 annual shipments to an all time high of 1.5 billion units.


“Q4 2011 saw handset shipments of over
452.7 million units. As a consequence, yearly 2011 shipments of handsets
globally reached an all time high of 1.5 billion units, up from 1.37 billion
units in 2010,” according to Signals and Systems Telecom.


Within this overall rise in Q4 2011 handset
shipments globally, volumes rose in North America by 6 percent over the same
period of 2010 driven primarily by the sales of LTE enabled smart phones.


American users to consume 2.6 GB of mobile data per month


By 2016 U.S. end users will, on average,
consume about 2.6 GB of mobile data per month, according to iGR research.


The research claims that mobile/cellular data usage will greatly increase over
the next few years, driven by ongoing LTE rollouts and the increasing adoption
of mobile devices.


iGR’s new report presented a
model, localized U.S. Bandwidth Demand Forecast, 2011-2016 that
considers data consumption by time of day and geographic location, forecasting
the severity of the problem that mobile operators face today and moving


The model indicates that bandwidth
consumption exceeds the average of what the macro network can currently handle
and indicates, despite the availability of LTE, that the problem will only get


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