JBB Research expects mobile web revenue to reach $23.6 billion by 2013

2010 is the year of mobile app stores, unlimited data plans, 4G network technologies (WiMAX, LTE) and smartphones with full browsing technologies, providing a perfect storm of adoption, carrier revenue realization.

Market research and consulting company JBB Research which specializes in the mobile and telecommunications industry, today published its latest report, “The U.S. Mobile Web Market: Taking Advantage of the iPhone Phenomenon,” which provides the first industry-wide look at mobile web strategies from the handset, carrier, mobile OS, and mobile browser standpoints.


JBB Research predicts a robust growth in mobile web usage in the U.S. given the increasing openness in mobile networks, the growing popularity of smartphones (e.g. iPhone 3G S, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm, etc.), unlimited data plans, and mobile app stores. The FCC’s net neutrality plan could become a game changing factor as we could see the emergence of a truly “open” mobile internet, which will spur innovation in the U.S. mobile web space.

With over 20% of Americans surfing the web via their cell phone today, the mobile web market has now reached a tipping point. By 2013, JBB Research expects the mobile web to become one of the most popular types of mobile data services in the U.S. after SMS, with almost 50% of all U.S. wireless subscribers or roughly 150 million Americans using such service, against 18% at the end of 2008.

  • The introduction of  more  advanced  and affordable 3G smartphones embedded with wide screens, touch screen UIs, faster networks (e.g. LTE, WiMAX), one-touch access to mobile web services, and full browsing technologies (e.g. Gecko, WebKit, Opera, etc), supporting AJAX JavaScript-x and Flash, will  be among the key drivers for mobile web consumption.
  • By 2013, mobile users will be able to enjoy a full mobile web experience across various platforms (Cell phone, PC, Laptop, digital camera, PND, etc), network types (e.g. 3G, LTE, WiMAX, WiFi, etc.), and business models (e.g. subscription-based, ad-based revenue model, a-la-carte), and with the best QoS anytime anywhere.
  • By the end of the forecast period, a new generation of Google Chrome-type mobile browsers able to push more capable web-based mobile applications is likely to emerge, which should enhance the mobile web experience and further drive mobile web usage.
  • By the end of 2013, the total U.S. mobile web revenue will reach a total of $23.6 billion, up from $5.5 billion in 2008, representing a CAGR of 34.0%.

This 50-page report analyzes the U.S. mobile web ecosystem, the key players, business models, future drivers, and key issues/inhibitors in the U.S. mobile web space. It also assesses and ranks the mobile web strategy of the handset vendors, carriers, mobile OS providers, and mobile browser vendors, and provides specific recommendations to some of the leading companies featured in this report.  It also assesses and ranks the leading media adaptation companies and vendors for touchscreen interface technologies.

Some of the companies profiled and mentioned in this report include Apple, Android/Google, RIM, LG, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Palm, Motorola, Qualcomm, Microsoft/Yahoo, AT&T, Verizon Wireless/Alltel, T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel/Virgin Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Leap Wireless, MetroPCS, Bolt, Opera, Novarra, Mozilla/Firefox, ACCESS, Skyfire, Adamind/Mobixell, Vantrix, Vidiator, Volantis, Synaptics, Balda, Cypress, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, uLocate, Sidebar, etc.

Who should buy this report? People who want to answer the following questions:

– Who are the leading players and services in the U.S. mobile web market?
– Which companies are currently lagging behind the leading players in the U.S. mobile web market?
– What are the future mobile web services/content likely to be?

– How is the mobile browser likely to evolve over time?
– What are the current and future key drivers in the U.S. mobile web market?
– Which key issues and inhibitors will need to be overcome before the U.S. mobile web market reaches its full potential?
– Which business and pricing models should we expect to see in the U.S. mobile web market?
– Which strategy toward mobile web content/services market are the leading players likely to adopt?

Who would be interested in this research?
Chief Marketing Officers, financial analysts, product managers, entrepreneurs, engineers, Heads of R&D.

Which types of companies should buy this report?
Wireless carriers, handset vendors, startups, wireless infrastructure providers, VC/Private equity firms, investment banks, hedge funds.

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