Global Information would like to present a new market research report, "The Future of Pc/Mobile Convergence: Competing technologies and emerging business models for the mobile Internet" by Business Insights.
In the past decade, the global mobile phone industry has exhibited extreme rates of success at an average year-on-year subscriber growth of 24%. Because of a combination of cheaper mobile phone handsets and the relative lack of fixed line infrastructure, the market is still growing strongly in developing countries despite having reached saturation in the more developed countries.
Two central challenges await mobile operators: How to stimulate or maintain demand in the mature markets and how to secure a new client base and acquire market share in the developing markets.
At the end of 2008, there were approximately 1.2 billion computers in use around the globe with mobile PCs driving the current and future computer expansion even though general PC growth is slowing. A similar situation can be found in the mobile phone industry with the majority of the installed base (about 60%) being found in mature markets. Developing countries, however, will increasingly make up a larger share of the global installed base. Additionally, PC penetration in developing countries is expected to double by 2013.
This report provides an overview of the market trends, the regulatory and technological changes that are shaping PC/mobile convergence. The report also examines the current issues influencing the convergence between mobile and PC technologies. Additionally, Business Inisghts describes the converged products and services available today as well as those in the future.