Juniper Research issued a report alleging that smartphone battery charging will generate more than 13 megatons of CO2e (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases annually around the world by 2019. That is more than double the amount estimated to be generated this year. Half of the expected 2019 emissions-- equivalent to annual emissions from 1.1 million cars--will stem from coal-fired Asian electricity grids, Juniper said.
Charging mobile devices will generate more than 13 megatonnes of greenhouse gases per annum globally by 2019, against an anticipated 6.4 megatonnes this year.
Active LTE connections are expected to cross the 1 billion mark in 2017 and reach 1.8 billion by 2019.
Recent reports from Dell'Oro Group and Juniper Research highlight the rampant rollouts of LTE networks worldwide and ongoing uptakes of LTE service by end users. Further, both firms are bullish regarding the growing importance of the TDD variant of LTE, particularly in emerging markets.
At least 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.
The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.
The annual transaction value of online, mobile and contactless payments will reach $4.7 trillion by 2019, up from just over $2.5 trillion this year, according to Juniper Research.
Total revenues from mobile games will reach $28.9 billion (€21 billion) by 2016--a growth of over 38% on the 2014 figure of $20.9 billion.
Global smartphone shipments reached 286 million in the first quarter of 2014, representing 34 per cent growth year on year but just 1 per cent growth on a sequential basis.
Revenues generated from smart home services are set to reach a global market value of $71 billion (€52 billion) by 2018, rising from $33 billion last year.