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India the fastest growing mobile market

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August 27, 2007

August 28, 2007 Global mobile markets are growing at rates of up to 316% in some regions according to a new research, with the highest growth expected to come from emerging markets such as India. In Western Europe however, year-on-year growth rates continue to fall as the mobile market approaches saturation according to the report entitled ā€œGlobal Mobile Market Trends to 2010ā€ from Research and Markets.

This report bases its findings on worldwide forecasts for total mobile connections and annual Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). Some of the key themes, underlying trends and predictions for the market beyond 2007 identified through analysis of this data include:

  • The China/India region will remain the biggest market in terms of total connections. However, the region remains the lowest in terms of total annual ARPU
  • India will be the fastest growing market over 2005ā€“2010, with almost 240 million new connections
  • Vietnam and Indonesia will also be amongst the fastest growing markets, with 161% and 127% growth rates respectively
  • North America will remain the largest region in terms of total annual ARPU
  • Western European mobile market reaching saturation
  • All regional ARPUs are declining
  • For further information visit Research and Markets.

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