Mobile industry globally will be a $1.3 trillion business in 2011. That is 2% of global GDP. Mobile industry in this context defines everything from networks and handsets to apps and data services. Globally there will be 6 billion subscriptions with India and China contributing to 30% of the global subscriptions. Mobile data revenues alone will be $300bn. All the data is a result of research by Chetan Sharma. Full report here
Mobile devices have exceeded computers in number of units sold and revenues generated.
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Handset constitute 15% of the total mobile pie. 52% of the pie is from mobile infrastructure. Messaging is a huge chunk at 11% and Apps and services is a 13% market right now, which is in line with Gartner’s predictions.
Nokia controls 24% of global smartphone market followed by Apple at 18% and RIM at 14%. Samsung which is all set to usurp Nokia is standing at 12% of the global smartphone market for Q1 2011.
Nokia still leads the general handset market (feature phones + smartphones) with 28% which is followed by Samsung with 18% share. Apple as it only sells smartphones has meager 5% global handset share.
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