The number of smartphone users who use their devices for mobile ticketing is forecast by Juniper Research to double by 2018, reaching close to 1 billion users by then.
Until comparatively recently, watching TV or video on a mobile device was simply not a great experience; the poor quality displays meant viewers spent most of their time squinting at the device, that is, if the content loaded in the first instance. However, over the past two years, the quality of the viewing experience of TV and video on smartphones, tablets and even high-end feature phones has increased dramatically.
Nearly 10 million smart glasses will be shipped from 2012 to 2016, a majority of units shipped in 2016, forecasts IHS Research.
Smartphone shipments grew 30 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, reaching almost 200 million units, according to the latest stats from Juniper Research.
Consumers are on pace to download 64.1 billion mobile games to their smartphones and tablets by 2017, more than tripling from 21 billion in 2012, Juniper Research forecasts.
Mobile devices are forecasted to generate data traffic exceeding 90,000 petabytes by 2017, with a majority of that traffic occurring over Wi-Fi networks, according to the latest report from Juniper Research.
Consolidation within the commercial fleet telematics market will accelerate, with the eventual emergence of global fleet telematics players from current leaders, according to a report by Juniper Research.
Those operating within the mobile games space, or indeed wider apps space, will be well aware of the elusive "in-app purchase." Used by developers, publishers and app stores as a means of monetizing users, purchasing virtual currencies and in-game items has become commonplace and the practice features in many of the top grossing games.
One in four tablet users is predicted to pay bills via the device by 2017, according to a report by Juniper Research.
Operator storefronts and portals now yield just 6 percent of mobile content downloads worldwide, far behind Apple's App Store and Google Play at a combined 70 percent, Juniper Research reports.