Worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach $13.3 billion (€10 billion) by 2019, a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6 billion.
Juniper Research predicts that the value of the mobile context and location-based services (LBS) market will more than triple in the next five years, thanks in large part to the adoption of highly targeted and context-aware ad-supported apps, which will account for over two-thirds of revenues.
The number of household bill payments made via PCs, tablets and mobiles will exceed 20 billion this year, representing approximately 16 per cent of all global consumer household bills.
Samsung remained the dominant force in smartphones in the second quarter, with an average of 74.6 million units shipped according to figures from three research companies.
There will be 1.05 billion mobile coupon users by 2019, up from just under 560 million this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
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.