The 2011 Mobile Year in Review – Report

Interesting report coming from MobileFuture. According to it, the mobile space in 2011 saw profound growth and a vast array of new wireless innovations and services emerge. Their annual video (“The 2011 Mobile Year in Review”) takes a look at the major accomplishments and ground-breaking developments in the wireless space last year. Among the key highlights:

1. Whopping increase in app creation and downloads:

  •  ONE BILLION apps downloaded worldwide each month
  •  $3 BILLION paid by Apple alone to independent apps developers.

2. Surge in use of social media mobile platforms:

  • 166 PERCENT increase in Facebook Mobile users in the first half of 2011 alone.
  • 103 MILLION wireless tweets were posted each day
  • ONE BILLION Foursquare check-ins.
  • 26 PHOTOS were made “hipstery” on Instagram every second

3. Ongoing explosion in data traffic: 

  • EIGHT TRILLION texts were sent – up 1.1 trillion from last year
  • 1800 PERCENT increase in traffic on US networks in four years

4. Unprecedented competition and choice:

  • MORE SMARTPHONES purchased than PCs in the United States
  • TWO BILLION networked mobile devices by 2015
  • 4G SERVICES being rolled out by at least six carriers in 2011 alone

5. Massive potential for job creation and economic growth:

  • 2.4 MILLION American jobs supported by wireless
  • $27.5 BILLION investment in U.S. mobile networks by wireless carriers
  • 500,000 JOBS & $400 BILLION to U.S. GDP from building out 500 MHz of additional spectrum for mobile

Please find next a video summary of the report. May you need a soft copy of it, please click here.

Enjoy it! CVA

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