Report: Mobile Adult Content To Hit $4.9 Billion By 2013

Juniper Research has lowered its forecast for adult mobile service revenues in 2008 to $2.2 billion, 3.5 percent lower than the analyst had previously forecast. Before you go supporting Larry Flynt and Joe Francis in their request for a porn-industry bail-out the market was $1.62 billion in 2007, so still grew at an estimated 36 percent according to Juniper. The analyst predicts that the worldwide mobile adult market will hit $4.9 billion by 2013, with a large increase coming from video chat services which are predicted to surpass $1 billion in 2011, with low penetration being offset by high spending levels — in many markets averaging several hundred dollars per user per annum. Some countries such as Indonesia and Switzerland are tightening laws governing adult content, but in Europe and Latin America it’s becoming far more prevalent. Western Europe will remain the biggest market, followed by the Far East.

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