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January 28, 2016

revenue wise rank of global auto suppliers : top 10 List

"leading auto component supplier list by revenues"

top 20  global auto component supplier list

The chart from statista shows global auto suppliers ranking by their revenue split.German companies continental and Bosch with automotive segment revenue of around 33.3 billion euros takes the top 2 ranking ,while Canadian company Magna ranked 3rd with around $30billion revenues .

January 21, 2016

china lead in app downloads,have lowest cost per installs across asia pacific


China leads the Asia pacific nations in terms of highest mobile app downloads, followed by Indonesia and India . Mobile  Commerce and travel category apps saw the highest growth YoY.

Cost per installs across iOS devices is highest in Indonesia,( 2X times ) followed by Vietnam and South Korea .This means advertising your app across iOS users in  Indonesia is most expensive, China remains the cheapest asian country for app installs across iOS devices.

December 13, 2015

internet speeds across the world: 50 nations compared

The global average connection speed saw a 3.5% increase in the second quarter of 2015, to 5.1 Mbps. According to Akamai state of the internet 2015 report.The below chart compared 50 nations and their internet connection speeds.Globally web speeds increased across the board for the top 10 countries/regions, with the exception of South Korea, which saw a 2.1% decrease from the first quarter. Japan saw the largest quarterly gain at 7.8%, while the remaining eight countries saw modest gains ranging from 1.5% in Hong Kong to 4.6% in Switzerland.

On a global basis, 107 of the 143 qualifying countries/regions saw average peak connection speeds increase from the first quarter, with growth ranging from 0.1% in Trinidad and Tobago (to 34.9 Mbps) to 100% in Egypt (to 23.4 Mbps). Other than Egypt, four countries—Uzbekistan, Mauritius, Ghana, and Tunisia—saw quarterly increases of over 50%.

July 11, 2015

5G Mobile services to be rolled by by ZTE as early as 2017

" 5G mobile services to be launched by 2017"
5 G launch in Japan is all set to roll out.ZTE has said that it has struck a deal with SoftBank to deploy its ‘pre-5G’ technology in Japan, with a commercial trial to begin early next year. ZTE has touted its ‘pre-5G’ technology as providing faster speeds on 4G network.

According to ZTE ,5G is  the next generation of networks that the wireless industry is hoping to have up and running by 2020.Globally, the company plans to invest 200 million euros ($220 million) in 5G and mobile communication technologies between 2015 to 2018.

Meanwhile South Korea, the world’s most mobile savvy nation  which boasts as being the nation with fastest mobile download speeds are quite enthusiastic about rolling out the 5G mobile technology as early as 2017

Although its early to predict how  fast will the 5G mobile services run,during a test run of 5G when Samsung announced in 2013 it was testing 5G at 1Gbps, journalists excitedly reported that a high-definition movie could be downloaded in less than half a minute. A speed of 800Gbps would equate to downloading 33 HD films – in a single second.

June 18, 2015

These 10 countries will spend the highest on digital media

" digital ad spends by country: traditional ,print vs digital web media

Digital ad spend percentage share of total advertising spend, by country, 2015. 1. UK 50% 2. Norway 45% 3. China 43.6% 4. Australia 43.3% 5. Denmark 43.1% 6. Netherlands 35.4% 7. Canada 34.3% 8. US 31.3% 9. Sweden 30.5% 10. South Korea 28.4%

UK  becomes the first nation to have digital ad spends equaling traditional spends ,this year in 2015
 where half of all advertising spend goes on digital media. Just over £16.2bn will be spent on all forms of advertising in the UK this year, including TV, newspapers, billboards, radio, online and on mobiles and tablets, according to eMarketer.

Hot in pursuit would be Scandinavian nations including Norway, Sweden and Denmark, followed by China  from  close  behind, with digital grabbing a 45.0% and 43.6% share, respectively, of ad spending in each country.

 However, until China takes over  the UK  can literally sit on its lead  till 2018. Meanwhile UK media spends is estimated to grow by 6.0% in 2015 to top £16.26 billion ($26.78 billion), with this being split equally between digital and all other traditional formats combined—TV, print, outdoor and radio. 

June 9, 2015

global tablet app preferences : developing vs developed nations

' global tablet vs mobile ap comparison "

 What is the number and the kinds of app that was downloaded  across Tablets ? The data shows the mobile apps downloaded  ( non gaming across tablets) and compares it across developed nation  like India, Brazil, Mexico and  China and developed nations like US, UK, Germany, Japapan and France 

clearly  this is where the downloads fromsmartphone and  tablet apps differ, 
While Smartphones are used for communication either via video or audio calls, messaging or photo and video sharing, Tablets were popular for recreational and learning purposes. Users are leveraging the bigger screens of Tablets to learn a new language, watch movies and Tv shows or read comics leisurely. –

May 23, 2015

5 nations where mobile commerce exceeded ecommerce

"5 nations where mobile commerce  exceeded   eCommerce"
mobile shopping exceeds ecommerce in these nations"

Globally MCommerce is now 34% of all eCommerce 

Latest data  from criteo  shows that mobile shopping has gone mainstream. For the first time shoppers are moving away from their desktops to mobile..Asian Nations are leading this mobile  shopping transformation , while in US   mobile shopping  share is slightly lower  than the global average, with 29% of eCommerce transactions coming from mobile devices. 

For the first time ever more than 50% of  Japan and South Korea users had shopped via mobile devices and had  exceeded the volume of  eCommerce transactions  in Q1 2015. 
 In UK   Mobile shoppers constituted 45% compared to Spain’s 28%  

May 22, 2015

which nations are the biggest shoppers on mobile

" Japan, Koea lead mobile shopping "


Asia leads the world when it comes to mobile shopping, with Japan and south Korea taking the first 2 places.UK, Spain and Unites states is ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Among the many reasons why  Asian countries are in the top 2 , is the availability of   one of the fastest  broadband  speeds   and  mobile devices .

May 5, 2015

Top 5 gobal cites with highest media spends :

Infographic: New York Is The World's Media Capital | Statista

The U.S. E&M market will remain the largest in the world for the foreseeable future with total spending reaching $724 billion in 2018.

US, Tokyo and London leads global top 3 for media and entertainment Accoding to a recent PwC report titled “Cities of Opportunities” which compares the size of the entertainment & media sector across 30 metropolises around the world. The report takes into account consumer spending on internet access, media and entertainment as well as on- and offline advertising spending. Based on the ranking of these parameters New York, Tokyo and London tops as global media capital followed by Seol ,Hong Kong and Los Angeles.Further PwC predicts New York’s Entertainment & media sector to grow at an average annual rate of 4.5% between 2013 and 2018 among the highest across the world

April 26, 2015

media consumption led by devices and gadgets in south korea now bigger the TV viewing

In south korea, out of 5.7 hours of  media usage daily,TV and Smartphones usage now are almost equal .TV usage stands at 88 minutes ,followed by  83mins  spend online from a desktop or a laptop .This is closely followed by mobile  usage which stood at 81mins and tablets with 38mins
Interestingly the highest number of mobile ads seen  by south korean users  was via an app,39% as compared to 36% via search engine

April 6, 2015

growth in media spends in asia pacific including digital and mobile

"total media spending   by mobile and digital by asia pacific nations "

South Korea  digital spending  is set to be the biggest  in the Asia Pacific nations with almost 40% of total media being allocated to digital in 2016,Out of the total digital spends, mobile is expected to form  23% .Australia’s digital spending  will grow  7% to reach 40%  of overall digital spending  by 2016 Meanwhile  China’s share of digital ad spending in  expected to rise to 27%  by 2016. Japan’s media spends on Digital and mobile is almost identical, with 24% on digital and  21.3% on mobile .

Indonesia and India’s digital spending share will touch 12% and 16.3% respectively, with mobile  spends out of the digital  share is expected to account 4.5% and 12.1% respectively

October 11, 2014

Chinese Internet Penetration at 47%compared to 89% in Mobile adoption

Growth in Chinese .Mobile and internet

The chinese  web Story vs Mobile st

Chinese Mobile users now exceeds 1.23 billion users and counting .”This graph by statista shows the number of mobile phone users in China until August 2014 compared with   2013. It also compares the Mobile web users vs PC users in China

 In December 2013, about 1.23 billion mobile users had been registered China Digital Story continues to roll :Chinese mobile users now stands at  1267million  as of August 2014. In 2013 during the same time the number was 1195million 

The above data captures how  the Chinese Mobile  Story is unfolding
  1. In December 2013, about 1.23 billion mobile users had been registered in China.”The number of mobile phone subscribers in China has been skyrocketing since 2011, hitting a new milestone of almost 1.25 billion users in March 2014.
  2. The population of China currently stands at 1,393,783,836 ( October 10th,2014) with internet penetration of 46% 
  3.  Compare this with Mobile Penetration . In 2012, the market for mobile devices reached a high level of saturation in China, with 89 percent of the population using a mobile phone. However, in comparison to the market in South Korea, where overall mobile ownership had reached 99 percent, 
  4.  Data published by state-affiliated research organization China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) shows that  of Chinese users accessing the Internet via mobile grew to 83.4 percent as of June 2014, for the first time surpassing the percentage of users who access the internet via PCs (80.9 percent) 
  5.  In 2014 Q1 and Q2 (The last 6 months ) has seen 14 million new internet users and 27 million new mobile internet users  just six months..

August 24, 2012

Samsung, Apple Face Ban in South Korea

Apple and Samsung have been ordered to stop selling some smartphones and tablet computers in South Korea and pay damages after a court ruled they each infringed the other’s patents.

Samsung, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, infringed one Apple patent related to a “bounce-back” touchscreen feature, it didn’t copy the design of the iPhone, the court said.

The companies have sued each other on four continents since April, accusing each other of copying products, design and technology as they battle for dominance of a smartphone market estimated to be worth $219 billion.
The sales bans imposed by the court in Seoul don’t cover Apple’s iPhone 4S, its newest iPad, or Samsung’s latest products including the Galaxy SIII phone, all of which were released after the lawsuits were filed.
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October 2, 2011

Smartphone Users in South Korea to Touch 20 Million by end of 2011

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Mobile OS Market Share

The number of smartphone subscribers in South Korea hit 15 million this week, according to data from the country’s three mobile operators released Wednesday.

South Korean smartphone subscribers numbered 15.35 million as of Monday, including 7.8 million users at the industry leader SK Telecom, 5.45 million at KT Corp. and 2.1 million at LG Uplus Corp., the mobile carriers said.

The country reached the milestone less than four months after the number of users passed 10 million in late March, highlighting a recent spike in smartphone adoption.
It took roughly 17 months to hit the 10 million mark.

, the smartphone caught on nationwide at a faster clip than in most other countries.
The data also showed that the market for the feature-packed, handheld computing devices is the fastest growing segment in the country’s saturated wireless market, which is estimated at about 52 million users.

On the back of the robust demand, mobile operators are confident about meeting their smartphone subscriber targets by the end of the year.

SK Telecom aims to lure a total of 10 million smartphone users by December, while LG Uplus seeks to add another 0.9 million.
KT, the No. 2 mobile carrier and the dominant fixed-line operator, revised up its year-end target by 30% to 8.5 million.

In a  joint report from the Korea Communications Commission and the Korea Information Security Agency looks at why and how Koreans are using the new objects of their techie affections.

1.      Most Koreans (28.6 percent) use their smartphones for between one and two hours a day, with 24.8 percent using them for more than three hours daily. On average, Koreans use their smartphones for an impressive 1.9 hours per day. (The graphic above gives more details.)
2.      The most common uses  for their smartphones are (most popular first): as a diary, as an alarm, to get info/web-surfing, listening to music, for storing contact info, email, games, news, watching TV or movies, weather info, and traffic information.
3.      Korean smartphone users access the internet for an average of 58 minutes per day using their handsets.
4.      They have an average of 28 apps on their phone — though they only use nine or so, and…
5.      Fully 80 percent of them complain about after-sales service, with the most common gripes relating to shortcomings with repairs and the difficulty of exchanging handsets.