Mobile Phone Manufacturers Market Share And Ranking

IDC has published their latest report on the state of mobile phone growth worldwide. One of the biggest take-aways from the recent study is the emergence of Research In Motion, the company behind Blackberry as one of the top manufacturers.
RIM entry into the top five ranking has pipped Motorola out of the league. Here are […]

IDC has published their latest report on the state of mobile phone growth worldwide. One of the biggest take-aways from the recent study is the emergence of Research In Motion, the company behind Blackberry as one of the top manufacturers.

RIM entry into the top five ranking has pipped Motorola out of the league. Here are the top five mobile phone manufacturers and market share based on their shipments recorded during the first quarter of 2010

1. Nokia : 107.8 million (36.6% market share)
2. Samsung : 64.3 million (21.8%)
3. LG Electronics : 27.1 million (9.2%)
4. RIM : 10.6 million (3.6%)
5. Sony Ericsson : 10.5 million (3.6%)


Most Searched Keywords On Google

Hitwise has released its latest report for March 2010 where it has published its list of the most searched terms on Google. Unsurprisingly, it is ‘Facebook’  that is the most searched term on Google. Unsurprising because of two reasons – One, because Facebook is the most popular social network with a lot of people likely […]

Hitwise has released its latest report for March 2010 where it has published its list of the most searched terms on Google. Unsurprisingly, it is ‘Facebook’  that is the most searched term on Google. Unsurprising because of two reasons – One, because Facebook is the most popular social network with a lot of people likely to visit the site by keying in the term on Google and Two, because recent studies from Hitwise have always called upon the impending dominance of Facebook – remember the ‘Facebook is bigger than Google‘ story?

Here is the list of the most searched terms on Google and the percentage of keyword share that they constituted

1. Facebook : 1.17%
2. Youtube : 0.66%
3. Facebook Login : 0.58%
4. Craigslist : 0.54%
5. MySpace : 0.51%
6. Yahoo Mail : 0.50%
7. Yahoo : 0.30%
8. eBay : 0.23%
9. Yahoo.com : 0.19%
10. Gmail : 0.18%


International Bandwidth Usage Statistics

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.
A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are […]

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.

A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are the average bandwidth consumed in one second through these years

2002 : 1.3 Tbps
2003 : 2.5 Tbps
2004 : 3.6 Tbps
2005 : 5.1 Tbps
2006 : 7.05 Tbps
2007 : 11.5 Tbps
2008 : 19.1 Tbps
2009 : 31 Tbps


Global Spam Statistics

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.
So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is […]

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.

So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is a list of countries that have the highest spam rates (based on the percentage of emails received that are spam).

1. Italy : 95.5%
2. Germany : 92.3%
3. Netherlands : 91.5%
4. Hong Kong : 91.0%
5. USA : 90.2%
6. UK : 89.4%
7. Australia : 89.4%
8. Canada : 88.9%
9. Japan : 86.9%


Opera Mini On iPhone – Interesting Statistics

Opera has released its customary ‘State of the Mobile Web‘ report and this is the first report since the Opera Mini app for iPhone was approved by Apple few weeks earlier. So it is naturally interesting to see how the approval of the Opera Mini app helped the growth of the mobile web browser. Here […]

Opera has released its customary ‘State of the Mobile Web‘ report and this is the first report since the Opera Mini app for iPhone was approved by Apple few weeks earlier. So it is naturally interesting to see how the approval of the Opera Mini app helped the growth of the mobile web browser. Here are some interesting notes from the latest report (for the month of April)

  • Apple iPhone is the 3rd most popular device among Opera Mini users worldwide
  • Inside the US, Apple iPhone is already the number 1 device among Opera Mini users
  • USA has jumped from #8 to #5 in the top 10 countries list
  • Countries where iPhone is the most popular device
    • USA
    • UK
    • Australia
    • Korea
    • Canada
    • Germany
    • Japan


Online Video Viewing Statistics

eMarketer has published a fairly comprehensive statistics relating to online video viewership statistics for the American market. According to the study, this is how the online video viewership market has growin since 2008  (in terms of percentage of Internet users)
2008 : 59.7%
2009 : 63.8%
2010 : 66.7%
2011 : 69.9%
2012 : 73.1%
2013 : 75.2%
2014 : 77.0%
Online Video […]

eMarketer has published a fairly comprehensive statistics relating to online video viewership statistics for the American market. According to the study, this is how the online video viewership market has growin since 2008  (in terms of percentage of Internet users)

2008 : 59.7%
2009 : 63.8%
2010 : 66.7%
2011 : 69.9%
2012 : 73.1%
2013 : 75.2%
2014 : 77.0%

Online Video Viewership By Age
The numbers below are those estimated for 2010 and are provided as a percentage of total internet users in the age group

0 – 11 : 58.1%
12 – 17 : 79.0%
18 – 24 : 86.0%
25 – 34 : 84.1%
35 – 44 : 77.1%
45 – 54 : 58.1%
55 – 64 : 43.8%
65+ : 25.8%


UK Mobile Advertising Market

2009 was not a great year for advertising. Nevertheless considering that mobile advertising is among the hottest emerging segment in advertising, it saw a 32% growth in UK last year, according to a study conducted by IAB and PWC.
Here are some interesting statistics and insights about the mobile ad market in United Kingdom
Total Spend […]

2009 was not a great year for advertising. Nevertheless considering that mobile advertising is among the hottest emerging segment in advertising, it saw a 32% growth in UK last year, according to a study conducted by IAB and PWC.

Here are some interesting statistics and insights about the mobile ad market in United Kingdom

Total Spend : £37.6 million

Fastest Growing Formats
1. Mobile Search : £20.2 million (41% growth)
2. Mobile Display : £17.4 million (24%)
3. Tenancy : £1.4 million (17%)
4. SMS/MMS : £1.2 million (26%)

Top Display Ad Categories
1. Entertainment & Media : 61.5% market share
2. Telecom : 14.7%
3. Finance : 8.1%
4. Consumer Goods : 3.2%
5. Govt., Social & Political : 2.7%


Average Cost Of Broadband

This may not be a very recent study. Published in October 2009, the ITIF Broadband rankings study looked into the average broadband speeds and cost in countries with the fastest internet connectivity. The results are interesting. One of the critical take-aways is that the price of broadband is, more often than not, proportional to the […]

This may not be a very recent study. Published in October 2009, the ITIF Broadband rankings study looked into the average broadband speeds and cost in countries with the fastest internet connectivity. The results are interesting. One of the critical take-aways is that the price of broadband is, more often than not, proportional to the speed offered. That makes Japan the fastest and cheapest in terms of broadband connectivity.

Here is the average cost of broadband (for 1 Mbps per month in USD) in the ten countries with the fastest internet connectivity

1. Japan : $0.27
2. Korea : $0.45
3. Finland : $2.77
4. Sweden : $0.63
5. France : $1.64
6. Netherlands : $4.31
7. Portugal : $10.99
8. Canada : $6.50
9. Poland : $13.00
10. Norway : $4.04

USA is the 15th country in the list and has an average broadband cost of $3.33 for 1 Mbps per month.


Mobile Coupons Statistics

Mobile coupons are still only a small percentage of the entire coupon segment yet they are among the most popular. According to a recent study by Borrel Associates, Mobile coupons have a much higher redemption rates than those from newspapers or mail – as much as 10x times.
After a pretty flat growth during 2007 and […]

Mobile coupons are still only a small percentage of the entire coupon segment yet they are among the most popular. According to a recent study by Borrel Associates, Mobile coupons have a much higher redemption rates than those from newspapers or mail – as much as 10x times.

After a pretty flat growth during 2007 and 2008, the mobile coupons market has been growing blazingly fast since then and is expected to continue the trend for more years to come.

Here is the projected total spending from mobile coupons as studied by Borrell Associates

2006 : $3.3 million
2007 : $7.2 million
2008 : $7.15 million
2009 : $86.4 million
2010 : $373.7 million
2011 : $1055.3 million
2012 : $2242.4 million
2013 : $4101.6 million
2014 : $6598.5 million


Best Social Media Tools For Business

It goes without saying that Twitter and Facebook are among the most popular social media tools for businesses. A survey of marketing professionals by Social Media Examiner saw these two platforms racing neck-to-neck in popularity and usage.
However a good chunk of the marketers also use other social media channels including blogging, Youtube and the […]

It goes without saying that Twitter and Facebook are among the most popular social media tools for businesses. A survey of marketing professionals by Social Media Examiner saw these two platforms racing neck-to-neck in popularity and usage.

However a good chunk of the marketers also use other social media channels including blogging, Youtube and the likes. Here are the results from the survey ranked by the percentage of marketers who used the platform

1. Twitter : 88%
2. Facebook : 87%
3. LinkedIn : 78%
4. Blogs : 70%
5. YouTube : 46%
6. Social Bookmarking Sites : 27%
7. Forums : 26%
8. Social news aggregators : 22%
9. Ning : 17%
10. MySpace : 11%