Research & metrics

UK Web Ad Spend Defies Slowdown

UK internet advertising spend defied the slowdown affecting other media in the first half of 2011, with the sector enjoying 13.5% year-on-ye…

Apps Biting Into Time Spent With Other Media

The use of applications on smartphone is reducing time spent with other media according to a survey, which indicates that mobiles are not ju…

Report: Humor Top Mobile Video Category

There has been a 20 percent quarter-on-quarter increase in US mobile video viewship according to Nielsen, with the most popular category bei…

Report: People Seeing More Types Of Mobile Ads

A survey of 1,000 US adults by Brightkite and GfK Technology has found that people are noticing more types of ads on their mobile phones. Th…

Internet Usage Jumps 27% Reports ComScore

More than 28 million people in India aged 15 and older accessed the internet from home and work in May. This represents a 27% increase over…

Most Indian Mobile Users Are Male: Report

As part of their monthly reports on the mobile Web, Opera has released their June 2008 stats breaking down usage of their mobile web browser…

Mobile Extends Web Reach 13 Percent: Report

The mobile internet increases the audience reach of leading websites by an average of 13 percent, according to Nielsen. The metrics company…

Mobile Game Industry Maturing: Report

The number of new businesses entering the mobile games industry peaked in 2003, but the total number of active companies is still increasing…

3 Billion Mobile Coupons By 2011: Report

Almost 3 billion mobile coupons will be sent to mobile phones by 2011, with just under $7 billion worth of discounts being redeemed accordin…

Spurt In Number Of Mobile Web Sites

The mobile web is taking off! Sort of… A study by JupiterResearch (Mobile web sites: Designing for mobility) reports that about 40 percent…

83 Percent Of Mobile Music Sideloaded: Report

The most common method of getting music onto a phone is sideloading, which accounted for 83 percent of mobile music usage across France, Ger…

Not So Fast With Mobile Ads

Mobile advertising is the “in thing” right now when it comes to finding a business model for mobile content, and there have been some pretty…

Half The World Has A Mobile Phone

Informa Telecoms and Media has estimated that today “worldwide mobile penetration will hit 50 per cent – or around 3.3 billion subscriptions…

Indian GSM Subscribers Reaching 160 Million

India has about 159.7 million GSM-based mobile subscribers at the end of October, according to figures released by the Cellular Operators As…

Mobile Video Phone Sales Double By 2010: Report

Revenue from sales of mobile video phones will double from 2006 to 2010 according to a report from Infonetics. The report states that mobile…

US Leads World On Data APRU: Report

In a report that goes against general wisdom, Informa Telecoms & Media has released a report showing that subscribers in North America have…

Ah, The Numbers: Twist Anyway You Want

A NYT piece focuses on the continued use of audience sampling via panels by NetRatings and ComScore (NSDQ: SCOR), and its variance from serv…

SMS Ads Not As Trusted As Other Media

For all the talk on the efficacy of mobile advertising there is a suggestion that it’s not the slam-dunk of targeted personalization some pe…

It's All About Numbers

Some very imaginative wordplay from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). ET reports that they claim India has surpassed its target of…

US Mobile Data Usage Grows

Mobile data in the US had a strong second quarter this, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. The US Wireless Data Market Update showed that t…

Mobile Email: Are We Getting The Message Yet

Two new pieces of research into mobile email reveal some interesting stats about the service, even if widespread use is still yet to come. A…

Internet Ad Spends In India To Double In 2007

Media agency ZenithOptimedia expects Internet ad spend in India to more than double in 2007 and to be 10 times its current size in 2009. [vi…

3G Critical For Broadband Adoption In India

The CII-BDA report on Wireless in India argues that 3G deployment in India is the solution to poor network capacity and broadband. Broadband…

Half US Mobile Users Only Make Phone Calls

Almost a half (49 percent) of mobile phone owners in the US use the handset for more than making and receiving calls, according to an online…

Some Numbers From India Online 2007 Survey

Update: More data in the release here.

Updated with details from agencyfaqs

The Economic Times has some data from a Juxtconsult “India Onl…

US Data APRU, Mobile User Numbers Growing

The US mobile market added about 18 million connection in 2006, and is expected grow by 9 percent this year to pass the 250 million mark by…

Naukri Q4 Results Today

Info Edge India Ltd, the company which owns jobs portal Naukri.com, matrimonial portal Jeevansathi.com and property portal 99acres.com is an…

7 Million Download Games Each Month In US

The NPD Group has issued a report stating that more than 29 million US users play mobile games and more than 7 million download games to the…

Mobile Game Predictions From Year To Year

Pocketgamer has gone over analyst predictions for the mobile game market for the past several years and found that the analysts had a bit of…

Mobile Content v Web Content

Patrick Parodi, Chairman of the MEF, has claimed some interesting figures reports MobHappy.
–Worldwide size of the mobile content market: $…

World Of Warcraft Grabs 75 Percent Of MMO Time

Xfire, which connects gamers and lets them know when their friends are playing, has released some statistics about the usage of online games…

Using Mobile Community Site Itsmy.com

User generated mobile community site GoFresh has released some statistics from its US userbase of itsmy.com. The statistics (which are on th…

Wireless Users Bright Spot For US Media

A recent report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) has issued its annual report State of the News Media, with mostly bad ne…

Promotional Placement Doubles Game Sales

Telephia has reported that getting good placement on carrier decks increases mobile game sales — a result which should surprise no-one. Tel…

Gfk Forms Mobile Tracking Company

Research company Gfk has launched a joint venture with European company Media-Control called Gfk M2, which will use data provided weekly by…

Operators Widen Target For Mobile Gaming

Modojo has a piece from M:Metrics about mobile gaming, with a nice graph charting all the different segments for the last 6 months. Of more…

Russian Mobile Downloads Show Slow Growth

The Russian mobile entertainment market grew 25 percent in 2006 to hit $408 million, according to iKS-Consulting in Kommersant, but the pred…

25 Percent Of Finns Use Mobile Web — Survey

A survey by Satama has shown that Finns are pretty high users of mobile content and services. Some stats for the general population in 2006:…

The Q3 Earnings Calendar

Sify Ltd – January 22
Rediff.com India – January 23
Info Edge (Naukri.com) – January 29

Rediff To Announce Q3 Results on January 23

Rediff.com India Ltd will announce its third quarter (for the period ending December 31, 2006) results on January 23. It will release the re…

Top Selling Ringtones In US For 2006

Nielsen Ringscan has announced the top-selling mastertone and polyphonic ringtones in the United States for 2006, in a release that includes…

New Research Identifies Three

Mobile content distributor Buongiorno has published new research into how people view non-voice mobile services. The results (part of the co…

Swisscom Social Network Usage Figures

It’s pretty rare for a company to release usage figures for the start of their offering, so social networking company Phling’s figures of it…

Teens Big Users Of Social Media — M:Metrics

M:Metrics has released a study showing that young people use social media and other user-gen services disproportionately more than other age…

Mobile Music And Declining CD Sales

Digital music is offsetting the decline in CD sales (a back-of-an-envelope calculation saw a 4.6% decline in album sales reduced to a 0.7% i…

Content Niche On Mobile — But Still Big

The International Herald Tribune has an article on mobile games, and how the big money is in casual games rather than more advanced 3D title…

Mobile Phones Don’t Cause Cancer — Danes

A broad study covering the entire population of Denmark has concluded there is no increased cancer risk associated with using mobile phones.…

Nokia Profiles Mobile Gaming Habits

Nokia conducted 1800 face to face interviews in six countries – 300 each in China, Germany, India, Spain, Thailand and the United States – b…

Ringtone Market Will Grow — Juniper Research

RCR News: Juniper Research has taken issue with analysts who predict declining sales of ringtones as consumers realise they can just use MP3…

Moblogs To Stay Niche — ABI Research

Mobile blogging (moblogging) will remain a niche activity unless there is a drastic change in market conditions, according to ABI Research.…

Rediff To Announce Q2 Results On November 7

Rediff.com India Ltd, a leading Indian portal, will release its results for the Second Quarter (ended September 30, 2006) on Tuesday, Novemb…

Mobile Social Networking Exploding

UPDATE: Informa has issued a press release on these figures, pinpointing it at $13.1 billion from mobile communities and user generated cont…

The Mobilization Of Home Video

Here’s an interesting article about the video-sharing services on various operators…there’s an insight into 3UK’s See Me TV service — “Ho…

Microsoft Survey: Kiosk Usage In Rural India

According to a 120 day tracking of 13 kiosks in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, using their Vibelog software, the following is the break-up o…

Mobile Multiplayer Not “Killer App” — EA

Mike McCabe, Director of mobile content at EA Mobile Asia, has given an interview about mobile gaming in general, and in India specifically.…

Mobile Internet Usage To Pick Up In 2007

Jupiter Research analyst Sharon Armbrust has outlined her thinking for an increase in consumer use of mobile internet next year. She argues…

Digital Music Drives First Half Music Sales

Sales of digital music increased 106% year-on-year in the first half of 2006 to US$945 million, up from US$134 million in the first half of…

8 Million US Mobile Video Takers — Telephia

Telephia released some figures in response to Google buying YouTube, I’m not sure whether they’ve been seen before but I figure there’re wor…

US Gaming Spans All Segments

There’s a widespread belief that mobile games differ from other games because the majority (generally put at around 55%) are female. However…

Mobile Games Worth $10 Billion Globally By 2010

Some of this release was reported earlier, but there’s a few things that weren’t mentioned…
“Juniper Research estimates that global revenu…

Shortcodes In Ads Work — M:Metrics

M:Metrics has released a study which found that a relatively high number of mobile users have responded to shortcodes in ads: “With Spain to…

Targeted Ads More Acceptable To Mobile Users

Enpocket got Harris Interactive to survey more than 1,200 mobile internet users across the US, Europe and India, which revealed that consume…

Why Carriers Don’t Get It (Because They Do)

This article tries to answer the question of why a typical carrier position on mobile content is: “Yes, compelling mobile content and servic…

Nielsen Adds Verizon To Mobile Content Stats

“Nielsen Mobile has announced that Verizon Wireless will provide weekly ring tones, Ringback Tones, and full-length over-the-air music downl…

The Future Of Mobile Games, A Split

Mobile games are likely to split into two industries — low cost casual games and high cost hardcore games, but carriers are losing interest…

What Teens Want On Mobile — Survey

Here’s a survey I missed but Emily picked up: Online Lets Talk has published the results of a survey of 1200 US teenagers aged 10-18.
The ag…

Mobile TV Audience Grew 45% In Q2 — Telephia

Telephia has released some new figures for CTIA. “The mobile TV audience grew 45 percent to 3.7 million subscribers in Q2 2006…Total quart…

Statistics Behind Mobile Game Purchases

Neil Strother, The NPD Group’s Research Director, Mobile Devices, Content and Services, has provided some statistics into mobile purchasing…

Long Form Mobile Video A Long Term Winner

In-Stat has released an announcement claiming that long form video (ie, more than 30 minutes) will “begin to gain traction and demonstrate i…

Mobile Users Want Streaming Music

In-Stat claims mobile users are beginning to accept video, although not as fast as they accept music…based on a survey of over 1,000 US mo…

mobileYouth 2006 — It’s Social, Stupid

The Wireless World Forum has released its 196-page mobileYouth report for 2006, with the press release trumpeting the statistic that childre…

InfoSpace Sees Mobile As A Second Chance

“We have a leadership position here (in mobile) and we don’t online, and that’s just a fact of the matter,” said InfoSpace’s Chief Executiv…

Mobile Video To Reach $5.6 billion By 2009

Infonetics has released a report (Mobile Video Devices, Services, and Subscribers) predicting that “mobile video services around the world i…

Current Mobile Gamers Won’t Drive Growth

Informa Telecoms & Media has released a report predicting that mobile games will grow to a US$7.2 billion business worldwide by 2011. Most o…

Mobile Internet Population Grows

Telephia has reported that the number of people in the US using the mobile internet is growing. The US Device Census Report for Q2 2006 show…

US MVNOs Doing It Wrong — Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics has condemned the content-focused strategy of recent MVNOs…”The new wave of MVNOs has failed to learn lessons from its…

Mobile Music Revenue Set to Soar — Juniper

Juniper Research has predicted that mobile music will top $14 billion worldwide by 2011, with much of the growth coming from over the air fu…

How To Market Online In India?

MarketingSherpa has a report on how to market online in India. The study is freely accessible till 4th August. Check it out.

US Mobile TV/Video Market To Expand — IDC

IDC has predicted that around 24 million US mobile users will be paying for some form of TV/Video content and services on their mobile devic…

Fudging The Mobile Numbers

Analyst Dean Bubley has written what he sees as the top ten fudges used in mobile statistics…worth a read.

Indian e-Commerce Market Close To $1 Billion

eStatsIndia.com, an internet research agency, has released some numbers on Indian e-commerce scene – both b2c as well as b2b. According to t…

Click Fraud On A Rise In India

Financial Times (via MSNBC): Barring the US and Canada, India contributed the highest number of bogus clicks, a bane of online advertising.…

M:Metrics: Top Ten US Mobile Games, Publishers

M:Metrics has released the top ten US mobile games titles and publishers for the month of May. If you add up some numbers it can be seen tha…

Slow Adoption for Mobile Video

A new study by Knowledge Networks, How People Use Mobile Video, has found that half the people who subscribe to mobile video services don’t…

Half Of Mobile Data Virgins Say Never Again

A survey by NOP has found that 29% of people using data services during the FIFA World Cup were doing so for the first time, a thumbs up for…

Kids Keen On Mobile TV

More research on the demand for mobile TV — this one specifies 10-12 year olds and is pretty positive. UK market research company Quaestor…

Mobile TV Trial Success in Australia

The DVB-H mobile TV trial in Sydney is being considered a success, with 80% of trialists reporting they like the ability to watch TV on thei…

2 Million Mobile TV US Subscribers

Some more info from Telephia’s user panel…of the two million mobile TV subscribers in the United States “47% are white Americans, 23% Hisp…

The Rise Of Mobile TV To Half A Billion Users

ABI Research has come out with an interesting prediction — that 514 million people will subscribe to a mobile TV service by 2011, up from 6…

Mobile Games Poised for Growth — Juniper

Juniper Research is predicting the mobile games market will generate $17.6 billion in global revenue by 2011, in its Fun and Games whitepape…

8% of Irish Willing To Pay For Mobile TV

A survey from iReach has found that 8% of mobile customers are willing to pay for mobile TV… this rises to 17% of current 3G users. The im…

Europeans Ready For Mobile Video

A report from Portio Research (New Mobile Services — Europe 2006) claims that half of the mobile users interviewed said “they were interest…

Mobile Learning Market Growing In US

Ambient Insights has put the current market for mobile learning products and services in the US at $460.4 million. The analysts claim the ma…

Online Advertising Up 38 Percent in Q1

So says an IAB and PwC study: it surged 38 percent to a record $3.9 billion in Q1 this year. Sequentially, the Q1 Internet ad revenue were u…

Marketing Mobile Music

eMarketer has a report on mobile music, not so much on how successful it will be but on what competition it faces, not just from other music…

Telephia Launches Mobile TV User Panel

Telephia, a performance measurement company for the mobile industry, has launched a mobile television user panel, which will measure the att…

Mobile Content Going Slow

Forbes has an excellent article (by Rob Tercek, former CSO of MForma and now his own startup) about the slowing growth of mobile content, an…

Operators And Big Content Battle For Control

This is kind of stating the obvious, but Informa Telecoms & Media have released a report about the mobile direct-to-consumer market, claimin…

US Mobile Game Sales Increase Dramatically

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the stagnation of the mobile games industry…which is belied by a recent survey by Telephia that sh…

Top Mobile Game Titles — M:Metrics

M:Metrics has released some research on the top mobile games in the US for the first quarter of 2006. “M:Metrics reported that in the month…

Lack Of Mobile DRM To Cost 3.5B Euros

The lack of an effective mobile digtial rights management (DRM) solution will cost Europe 3.5 billion euros this year according to Frost and…

Up In The Air

This AP story is about cable operators not having much say in the mobile TV biz…although they’re taking a part with the HiWire service. Th…

The Hindrance To Mobile Games

The Wireless World Forum has put out a series of reports on mobile games.
One argues that “poor consumer experience and a ‘content is king’…

What Ails The Mobile Games Industry?

M:Metrics has come out saying the market for mobile games is stagnating (not an unusual claim these days) and they’ve asked the question “wh…

Mumbai Tops The Chart Of Online Bill Payers

DNA: Mumbai leads the pack of online payment users. According to a study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Mumbai top…

Digital Home Networks Poised To Go Mobile

A report from ABI Research claims that “consumer product vendors, content providers and mobile operators are developing solutions to allow c…

Consumers Want More From Phones: Study

Reuters: It appears US consumers are interested in doing more things with their mobile phone, although they don’t appear to be doing so yet.…

iPod Users Also Use A Lot Of Mobile Content

M:Metrics has issued a release showing research that people who use iPods also use a lot of mobile content…”Whereas iPod owners comprise o…

Mobile TV Needs To Be Mobile Specific

Red Bee Media has commissioned a report about mobile video…the basic conclusion being that the shows needed to be made-for-mobile and rela…

JupiterResearch On Mobile Video

JupiterResearch has predicted that mobile video will generate $501 million in revenue by 2010, up from $62 million last year. It has found t…

Mobile Video To Reach 36 Million

eMarketer has made some predictions on the growth of mobile TV in the US. “While video on mobile phones is enjoying healthy usage worldwide,…

Young Males Go For Mobile TV — Telephia

Telephia has released a report showing that the penetration of mobile TV in the US youth demographic almost doubled in 2005 — from 1.8% at…

Analysts Divided Over Mobile TV

As operators world over are preparing to launch mobile TV, industry pundits still differ over the prospects for the fledgling technology or…

DVB-H To Win In Europe

Frost & Sullivan has reiterated its belief that DVB-H will become the dominant mobile TV technology in Europe…given a few years. It said t…

Mobile Content Moves Towards Direct Sales

Informa Telecoms and Media has released the Mobile Distribution and Retail report indicating that “the mobile industry has been moving away…

Users Want E-Mail, Music — Siemens

Siemens has surveyed 5,300 mobile phone users in eight countries (Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea and the United…

Industry And Consumers At Odds

This is a bit of a follow on from the RBC Capital Markets consumer survey written about below…at the Mobility Evolution Conference in New…

Advanced Data Users Drive Mobile Technology

This research from Telephia doesn’t say anything no-one expected to hear, but it does attempt to quantify it…”Innovators, who are the most…

Mobile TV To Grow, But Overhyped

Northern Sky Research has released a report — Mobile TV 2006- Enabling Rich Video on the Go — which predicts that mobile TV will reach 107…

iTunes In Trouble — Strategy Analytics

After predicting that more than $8.2 billion in music will be delivered via digital platforms in Western Europe and North American (almost 3…

The UK Teenage Ringtone Market

Xingtone has released a survey of British teenagers to find out how they view the ringtone market. There are some interesting figures, but b…

Company Creates Cell Phone Movie Ticket

Movie Box Office has launched a service where movie-goers can buy a movie ticket by mobile phone and present an on-screen barcode to the ush…

European Mobile Music To Reach â

Frost & Sullivan has released a report about the mobile music market in Europe, predicting that the revenues in the region will hit 7.85 bil…

Fastest Growing Mobile Markets

Portio Research has released a report (Worldwide Mobile Market Forecasts 2006 – 2011) with the top 25 growth markets…
“Among the top 25 g…

Sprint U.S. Consumer Wireless Usage Study

Sprint has announced the results of the Sprint U.S. Consumer Wireless Usage Study, a nationwide survey of wireless phone users. There are so…

Get Personal For Games Success

Strategy Analytics has put out a report on mobile games, with a “positive outlook”. The recommendation is that operators include community f…

Mobile TV: Lies, Surveys and Statistics

There have been a couple of studies on mobile TV in the UK recently which have been interpreted as showing a great deal of support for mobil…

Mobile Game Survey Findings: Games Are Popular

Glu Mobile conducted a survey of 1,000 UK residents aged 16 and over about mobile games. Unsurprisingly — for anyone following the mobile g…

50 Cent Tops 2005 US Ringtone Chart

It should come as no surprise to anybody that the top selling ringtone in the US for 2005 was by a rap artist…It was Candy Shop by 50 Cent…

Mobile Internet Is SO 2005

The Shosteck Group has released a report — The Portal Wars: Where Next For The Mobile Internet — which claims that the mobile internet is…

‘Simple Games’ Rule Mobile Charts

iFone was the number one mobile games publisher in the UK according to an analysis of the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Asso…

What People Want From Mobile Content

Buongiorno Vitaminic has released the results of a survey of over 5,000 people in Europe, the US and Africa about their attitude to mobile p…

Mobile Gamers Are Market Drivers

IGN Entertainment has released a report — Mobile Gamers: Early Adopters Establish a Booming Industry — which finds mobile gamers are key g…

Discount Mobility

Discount retailer Aldi launched a no-frills prepaid MVNO service in Germany called Aldi Talk. For those unfamiliar with Aldi it attempts to…

European Mobile Music Aims For 1.5B Euro

Research And Markets have released a report predicting that “the European mobile music market, from music brands and third-party content pro…

Mobile Game Market Exceeds Wild Expectations

A report from Screen Digest, Wireless Gaming Business Models — Opportunities for publishers, developers and network operators, has found th…

What Women Want From Mobile

LimeLife has conducted a number of surveys to find out how women use mobile phones and what women want from mobile content…

The mobile p…

Finnish Mobile Content Hit EUR 67M In 2004

According to Prisma Research Finnish consumers spent 67 million euros on mobile content services in 2004, which will grow to 74 million euro…

Digital Shopping Spree

Motricity has released the results of a survey showing that “it is estimated that traditional retailers in the U.K. will likely lose up to 3…

India: $1.5 A Month — $466.5 Million A Year

According to Pyramid Research’s BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Mobile Data Adoption Study , Indians don’t want to pay more than $1.50 a…

Clarification On Mobile TV Usage Stats

A couple of recent stories based on the Global Tech Insight 2005 report from TNS had different figures… India Television indicated that Ko…

MVNOs To Find Gold In Market Niches

ABI research has released a study claiming that MVNOs — which up until now have gone for the budget market — will increasingly become succ…

People Are Interested In Mobile Music After All

A survey by TNS — the Global Tech Insight 2005 — has found that globally nearly 35% of mobile phone users “chose mobile music as one of th…

Women Buy 69% Of Ringtones — Telephia

The latest report from Telephia has found that women bought 69% of ringtones (by revenue) in the third quarter of 2005… “Overall, more tha…

Mobile Service Fatigue Dogs Mob Users

Here’s an interesting piece of news…”The findings of SmartTrust’s Mobile Trends Guide 2005/06 showed that consumers were struggling to kee…

TV On Mobiles Proves A Turn-off

“The findings of a survey of 1,500 entertainment consumers in Britain by Entertainment Media Research (EMR) deflates some of the hype about…

Mobile Data Too Hard, Too Expensive

A couple of surveys have come out saying pretty much the same thing: People will be more encouraged to use mobile content if it costs less.…

Mobile TV Sparks Interest In U.S.

“Nearly 10 percent of U.S. wireless users said they likely would watch mobile TV in the next year, according to the most recent study from M…

Mobile Games Fastest Growing Game Segment

Here’s some figures from Informa Telecoms & Media: “Mobile games is the fastest growing games sector, and is expected to generate revenues o…

Mobile Music 10x Larger Than itunes

Consultants DhaliwalBrown has released a report on mobile music (The Future of Mobile Music) with some interesting figures…”The report fin…

Where’s Mobile In The Future?

The Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) has released its Five Technologies to Watch for 2005…Recordable High Definition Content, Robotic…

Realtones Capture 60% Of Ringtone Market

Telephia has released a Mobile Audio Report showing that realtones account for 60% of the ringtone market revenue, mono and polyphonic ringt…

Mobile Music Window Closing

In-Stat has released a report which claims that mobile music services (either downloads or broadcast) have greater interest amongst US mobil…

Women Can Use Mobiles Too

Apparently women also know how to use mobiles…but only if they’re “tech-savvy”. The strange part about claims like these (that women are s…

Americans Embrace Mobile Gaming

I-play has announced the results of an independent study into the differing behaviours of mobile gamers in Europe and the US…”Americans te…

@CTIA: Why Aren’t You Using Content?

Another survey at a mobile content conference has revealed a distinct lack of people enjoying their own products…A survey by Valista at CT…

@ CTIA: Mobile Research At MECCA

First session of MECCA was a discussion on the state of mobile entertainment with Seamus McAteer from M:Metrics and Paul Leakas from Nielsen…

Research Discovers That Phones Are Phones

Mobeon commissioned a survey which found that “only 17% of those with a mobile use their phone for anything other than to make calls or send…

Mobile Music: The Good & The Not-So-Bad

The NPD Group has released the results of a survey on mobile music, with some very promising results (of course, different surveys have been…

Mobile Phone Advertising Has Promise

A report from research firm In-Stat about user acceptance of advertising on mobile phones has yielded some results…
“Though consumers aren…

Action Needed On Usability

“More than one third of mobile owners are not using data services due to a combination of product complexity and perceived high cost…The g…

Mobile TV: Switching on the Revenue Stream

The research and analyst companies are in overdrive these days, churning out reports on everything from mobile music to mobile video to gami…

Mobile TV Subs to Hit 65 Million by 2010

“A new study by Juniper Research estimates that 65 million people worldwide will be subscribing to streaming or broadcast TV services for th…

SMS Revenues To Hit $50 Billion by 2010

That’s according to a new report by UK research firm Portio Research..despite predictions on the contrary, SMS revenues are estimated at $50…

Gender Divide On Mobile Phone Isn’t Dramatic

The Australian Mobile Content Industry Development Group conducted a survey (Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index) to find out who was bu…

More Results From Finnish Mobile TV Study

Nokia has released a few more metrics from the DVB-H trial in Finnland…”41% of pilot participants would be willing to purchase mobile TV s…

Teens Love Texting, Study Claims

From the Studies That Prove The Blatantly Obvious department…a study by IDC and SMS.ac (which have joined forces for this sort of thing) o…

Puzzles Drive Mobile Game Market

Everyone knows puzzle games are leading the charge into the mobile gaming market, and a study by Telephia as found that these games (along w…

Top Mobile Java Games â

ELSPA (the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association) has released the top UK Java mobile game downloads for June.

1) Lemming…

Study Finds Mobile Gaming Up 70% Annually

A survey of 1,500 households by Ziff Davis Media has found that the number of households engaged in mobile gaming had increased 70% in the p…

Mobile Data Accelerating in North America

“Strategy Analytics has released its ‘Cellular Data Forecast Model (2005 – 2010) for North America’ estimates that end-user spend on mobile…

Mobile Games: A Market Poised To Power Up

NPD Group has released a survey of more than 8,500 teens and adults about mobile games. “The world of mobile gaming is like the Wild West,”…

Survey Sees Growing Demand For Mobile Email

A consumer survey from mobile software firm Critical Path has identified a strong interest in mobile email among consumers. At this point it…

Russian Market of Mobile Games Keeps Growing

“According to Russian Wireless Content Market Report by a multinational consultancy firm J’son & Partners sales volume of mobile games in Ru…

Teens Move To Short, Instant Messaging Systems

In a result that should surprise nobody a study by Pew Internet has found that teenagers find quick messaging systems such as instant messag…

Hot Ringtones

Issue Date: July 30, 2005. Top selling ringtones compiled from internet reports collected and provided by Nielsen Mobile, via BillboardPostP…

Top Mobile Java Games — ELSPA

ELSPA (the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association) has released the top UK Java mobile game downloads for May.

1) LMA Man…

Hot Ringtones

Issue Date: July 23, 2005. Top selling ringtones compiled from internet reports collected and provided by Nielsen Mobile, via BillboardPostP…

Mobile Content Around the World

A study by LogicaCMG has found that about 20% of mobile phone users around the world have downloaded content to their handsets, with the per…

Consumers Want More Local Mobile Content

unsurprisingly, more mobile customers have expressed an interest in using local weather and traffic condition mobile services than in watchi…

Brand Owners Take Over Mobile Content

Informa Telecoms and Media has released a report predicting that teleocs will lose top dog status in terms of mobile content, and it will in…

Business Using Mobile Data Faster Than Planned

Criticism has been leveled at the mobile content community several times for focussing on consumers and letting the business market fall by…

Hot Ringtones

Issue Date: July 9, 2005. Top selling ringtones compiled from internet reports collected and provided by Nielsen Mobile, via BillboardPostPl…

Teens Want More Than Voice

A study by the Yankee Group has found that more and more US kids are using mobile phones — 44% of US tweens and teens between the ages of 1…

Family Plans Cloud Download Visibility

M:Metrics has pointed out that the most common types of payment plans in the US are family plans — 41.4% of subscribers and 51.9% of 13-24…

Hot Ringtones – Top 10

Issue Date: June 18, 2005. Top selling ringtones compiled from internet reports collected and provided by Nielsen Mobile, via BillboardPostP…

Hot Ringtones – Top 10

Issue Date: June 11, 2005 — Top selling ringtones compiled from internet reports collected and provided by Nielsen Mobile, via BillboardPos…

Women Buy More Mobile Games

According to a report from Telephia, which measures monthly mobile content purchase activity from the phone bills of 30,000 US panelists, “…

Mobile Content Gathers Pace in Australia

Frost & Sullivan has released a report indicating the mobile content market in Australia was worth AU$129m in 2004, equating to “an average…

77% of UK Mobile Users Don’t Use Data

According to an independent NOP survey of 800 mobile users aged 15-65 commissioned by Olista 77% of mobile phone users “have never used any…

Backpackers And MoSoSo Design

Howard Reingold has interviewed Jeff Axup, a PhD student working in a project funded by the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID).…

Only 19% Are Willing To Pay For Mobile TV

Talk about the glass being half empty…LinuxElectrons has reported on a JupiterResearch report on consumer attitudes to watching TV on mobi…

Gender Gap In Mobile Games

M:Metrics has found a gender gap in people who download mobile games — men are twice as likely to download mobile games as women, despite t…

British Youth Spend

NetImperative has a strange story on mobile music derived from the MobileYouth 2005 report…Some interesting stats came first: “Young peopl…

Mobile Phones To Detect Adolescent Depression

“The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is trialling a Java-based mobile application that helps with early warning-sign detection and mon…

Data Dollars Adding Up

US mobile operators generated almost 6 percent of revenues from data in the fourth quarter of 2004 (a dollar figure of $1.6 billion), with t…

M:Metrics And Seasonal Content Usage

Infospace recently got savaged by stock analysts for claiming a slowdown in mobile content revenues was due to “seasonality”, but now M:Metr…

TV for Mobile Phones Set to Reach Masses

That’s according to some new research by Informa…about 125 million consumers will be watching TV on their mobile phone in five years from…

How MMetrics Is Making Mobile Content Count

Business 2.0 has discovered that companies are doing mobile metrics, and put up an article on M:Metrics…”The 20-person startup could face…

IDC Sees Fast Growth For US Mobile Video

IDC has forecast a strong growth in people watching video (TV and films) on mobiles, despite listing some obvious obstacles (lack of handset…

Industry Analyst Examines The Future Of DRM

“Key issues for the future of Digital Rights Management (DRM) are the question of proprietary versus “open” technologies, and whether govern…

Americans Are Top Mobile Phone Spenders

“In the United States, 50 million cell phone owners are younger than 25 and will collectively spend $20 billion this year on their cell phon…

Games Rule Content Download

M:Metrics has released some mobile content metrics for February, claiming it shows people are making use of the increased capabilities of th…

Mobile Video Gets Ratings

Nielsen//NetRatings is “creating a ratings system to measure the number of people who are accessing news, entertainment and other services o…

Mobile Games Growing Up

Mobile games passed the US$1 bn revenue mark in 2004, apparently an important point. “According to a briefing note by senior Ovum analyst Da…

Research and Markets Report

Research and Markets has released a report — Global Mobile Data and Content Markets – What Is the Future? — covering mobile data and mobil…

Tweens: Generation Mobile

Sorrent has shared preliminary results of its research into US users of mobile entertainment at CTIA. “Tweens (10-13 year olds) led mobile g…

IDC To Track Mobile Content & Services

Suddenly, wireless content and services tracking/metrics technologies are hot now: first it was Nielsen Mobile, then M:Metrics, and now IDC…

M:Metrics To Measure Mobile Content Market

M:Metrics has launched a syndicated mobile market measurement service,providing continuous measurement of mobile content including games, mu…

MP3 players: “Size does not matter”

In good news for the battle of mobile phones against portable MP3 players a recent poll by WebTV Europe found that “of the 5,000 tracks that…

Mobile content is an escape

One researcher (which the BBC has identified only by his name, Michael Hulme) has said that while we are becoming increasingly dependant on…

Mobile TV Hype Not Justified by Risk

So says Strategy Analytics, in a new study, arguing that the vendor-led rush to bring broadcast services to market misses the critical issue…

UK mobile phone penetration exceeds 100 percent

“The Mobile Data Association expects UK mobile users to send 30 billion SMS messages in 2005, with WAP page views to hit 15 billion by end-2…

So far, so good for wireless data in 2004

The Yankee Group has released some data that shows the promise of mobile content.
By the end of the second quarter of 2004, wireless data u…

Too Quick to Click with Camera Phones?

A nice round-up here of all the recent research released on camera phones. “Picture-related activities top the list of favorite mobile conte…

How and Why People Use Camera Phones

Picturephoning.com has drawn attention to a report by HP as to how and why people use camera phones. The study looked at what people were in…

The Top Ten Wireless Services in the World

A report has come up with the top 10 wireless services in the world based on “take-up, ARPU, market share, cannibalisation of existing servi…

Games fuel mobile Java eruption

Another study, this one by Jupiter Research, has predicted a large boost in mobile revenues. The study reported that “Java downloads will ge…

Wireless Users Making Multimedia Connections

The Telecommunications Management Group has predicted that there will be 110 million people worldwide who will use mobile devices to downloa…

Consumers Too ‘Dumb’ to Use Mobiles

A recent survey by mobile component manufacturer Wacom Components has some news for telcos – most customers are finding it too difficult to…

Teens want video on mobiles

A survey by OpenWave has revealed that people want video on their mobiles, but are worried about the small screen. “Teens want a video libr…

Europeans favour music for portable gadgets

A survey of 5,000 consumers from Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain and Italy by Jupiter Research has revealed that most people don’t w…

Mobile Games Poor Relation To Ringtones

Research firm Ovum says that mobile games represent only 5 to 20 per cent of the current market for handset personalization. Ringtones are t…

Keep cell phones simple, says Cap Gemini

Cap Gemini VP Kieren Sheedy said at a conference that users would gladly trade in advanced features for simpler devices and easier payment o…

MMS P2P to top SMS revenue by 2008

Peer-to-peer multimedia messaging service will generate more revenue for wireless operators than P2P short message service by 2008, accordin…

Study nearly split on cell-phone TV interest

A slim majority of mobile-phone users in U.S. aren’t interested in watching television broadcasts on their handsets, according to a new repo…

$300 Million US Ringtone Market for 2004

According to research consultancy Consect, global mobile phone ringtone sales will total $4 billion in 2004. In the US market, total sales h…

Mobile Media Market Continues To Grow

This is a vendor survey, so please take it with a pinch of salt. New data from Enpocket’s quarterly mobile marketing report, Mobile Media Mo…

Cellular TV: The Next Thing On Your Screen

IMS Research forecasts that live TV-over-cellular services will be viewed by more than 120 million users worldwide by the end of 2010, equat…