Mobile content and applications in emerging markets: the current state of play

Date: January 22, 2010
Pages: 16
Price:
US$ 1,495.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: M64524A0594EN
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Mobile content and applications in emerging markets: the current state of play
Although mobile content and applications currently play a small role in emerging markets, they have big potential to drive operator non-voice revenues and ARPU. This study, part of a three-report series, examines the current state of play in the market, assessing mobile content services, take-up, user priorities and service provider strategies.
Executive summary
In a nutshell
Ovum view
Setting the scene
In search of data and content revenues
Services and users
Simple services dominate
Modest and uneven take-up of more advanced services
Content makes only a small contribution to revenues
A small segment of affluent smartphone users
Mass market has strong aspirations but limited means
Local content challenges
Search-and-discovery challenges
Service providers
Operators yet to give mobile content undivided attention
A sketchy roadmap for content and data applications
Operators confident in continued strong position
Operators take a big cut of content revenues
Operators embrace own-brand application stores but their approach is undefined
Unconcerned by device vendor inroads in content
End-user segmentation is basic
Marketing shortcomings by operators
In pursuit of clear and transparent pricing
Case studies
Grameenphone Cellbazaar (Bangladesh)
  Ovum view
Nokia Life Tools (India)
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Ericsson AiDeBao (China)
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MTN Google SMS (Uganda)
  Ovum view
Microsoft OneApp
  Ovum view
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