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16 statistics that explore the issue of consumer trust in mobile

By | 10 things, Consumer Trust, Stats Roundup

High-profile data breaches and a growing consumer desire to know how user information is gathered, stored and brokered underlines just how central the issue of consumer trust is in mobile.

Supported by Mozilla and bics, MEF’s recently published Consumer Trust eBulletin explores these issues and offers insights on regulation, market stats, and via MEF’s white paper – Understanding the Personal Data Economy – a closer look at the idea that consumers can actively participate in how their personal data is used – a model premised on a value exchange that is built on trust and informed user consent.

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15 stats that explore the growth of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa

By | Analytics, Featured Post, MEF Africa, Stats Roundup

The boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset shipments were up slightly in Q2 2016, with shipments of basic feature phones rising 31.9 per cent year on year to total 29.8 million units.

That’s according to figures from IDC’s recently published Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, which also notes shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2 per cent to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016.

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Stats special: global messaging apps – part 2

By | Featured Post, Stats Roundup

In part one of our guide to ‘OTT apps’ we laid out the stats behind how messenger apps are changing the way the world communicates – and re-shaping the mobile market in the process. Now as part of MEF’s Future of Messaging programme, we take a closer look at each platform and how they differentiate themselves in a crowded global market.

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Stats special: global messaging apps – part 1

By | Featured Post, Stats Roundup

Messenger apps are changing the way the world communicates – and re-shaping the mobile market in the process. As part of MEF’s Future of Messaging programme, here is part one of an essential guide to ‘OTT apps’…

‘OTT’ messenger apps emerged in a sudden burst at the start of the noughties. Though BlackBerry’s BBM was launched in 2005, the dominant products of today (Line, Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook messenger etc) all launched between 2009 and 2011.

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Mobile market stats round-up: June 13

By | Stats Roundup

What is dark sharing – and why is it a problem? When will ‘detatchables’ dominate the tablet space? How soon till brands spend more on digital ads than TV ? You’ll find the answers to these and many more mobile data related questions in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

Data flowing across the internet is on course to go past a zettabyte this year, says a major report by Cisco. It forecasts global IP traffic will reach 1.1 zettabytes, which is equal to one billion gigabytes per month. By 2020, the figure will reach 2.3 ZB per year.

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Mobile market stats round-up: June 6

By | Stats Roundup

Last week saw two of the biggest annual data surveys hit the headlines: Mary Meeker’s State of the Internet, and Ericsson’s Mobility Report.

You’ll find the key findings and links to these studies here – plus all the other interesting data-related news in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

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Mobile market stats round-up: May 31

By | Stats Roundup

How many minutes of mobile video do Americans consumer every day? What is happening to the market for mobile accessories? Where do Chinese people buy their smartphones?

You’ll find the answers to these and many more mobile data related questions in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

Soaring demand for mobile video has tripled the consumption of mobile data in the US over three years.

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Mobile market stats round-up: May 24

By | Stats Roundup

What’s happening in the battle between Android and iOS? Which country dominates European digital spend? How much more lucrative are apps than the mobile web?

You’ll find the answers to these and many more mobile data related questions in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

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Mobile market stats round-up: May 16

By | Stats Roundup

Is consumer appetite for apps on the wane? Has contactless spending finally gone mainstream? How much is the UK market for wearables worth?

You’ll find the answers to these and many more mobile data related questions in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

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Mobile market stats round-up: May 9

By | Stats Roundup

What is the true extent of mobile ‘addiction’? How many mobile users does Alibaba have? Which country is set to displace the US as the world’s second biggest smartphone buyer?
You’ll find the answers to these and many more mobile data related questions in this week’s MEF market stats round up…

The insane addictiveness of the smartphone is detailed in a sobering report by Common Sense Media. It says 50 per cent of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, and 59 per cent of their parents agree with them. Over one-third of families argue about the issue daily.

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