Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ericsson Mobility Report 2015


Every year Ericsson updated its consumer regarding the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. This year the event was held last June 16, 2015 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The event was attended by Tech bloggers and media.

It was interesting to know through the report that

•           The smartphone penetration in the Philippines at the end of 2014 was around 30   percent and is expected to be at around 40 percent at the end of 2015.
•           Almost two-thirds of mobile phone subscriptions in South East Asia and Oceania will be using smartphones by 2020 
•           By 2020, mobile traffic in the region will multiply nine times reaching three Exabytes /month
•           Applications for social networking, instant messaging and video streaming dominate smartphone usage - Facebook and YouTube are consistently in the top five mobile apps in the countries analyzed, including the Philippines  




Video during the actual report


Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) releases its third South East Asia and Oceania Region Appendix to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The appendix illustrates regional contrasts in areas such as smartphone uptake, top app usage, access to LTE, and network performance. 
Mature markets such as Australia and Singapore, where LTE is widely available, have a very high mobile broadband penetration, already exceeding 90 percent. Developing markets on the other hand, still have a long way to go, which offers a unique opportunity for mobile operators to enhance the mobile broadband experience for users.
The smartphone penetration in the Philippines is estimated at around 30 percent and is expected to be at around 40 percent by the end of 2015. This provides an exceptional growth opportunity for service providers and device manufacturers in South East Asia as users consume more data through newer and faster devices.
Afrizal Abdul Rahim, Ericsson Head of ConsumerLab for Region South East Asia and Oceania, says: “The increasing availability of affordable smartphones, internet access and mobility is enabling more consumers to access the benefits of the Networked Society. In fact, in the Philippines smartphones are the primary way of getting online”.
“Today in South East Asia and Oceania, 25 percent of handsets are smartphones. We predict that by 2020, smartphone subscriptions will grow three times to almost 800 million in the region, while LTE and 3G subscriptions will constitute almost 25 and 70 percent, respectively, of regional mobile subscriptions by 2020,” Afrizal said.  
Uptake in smartphone subscriptions and growing interest in video and other app services will drive a nine-fold increase in mobile traffic volumes to three Exabytes /month by 2020.
In the South East Asia and Oceania region, social networking, instant messaging and video streaming are among the top five app categories actively used by smartphone users in the region.  In the Philippines, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber, YouTube and Instagram are the top five apps actively used by smartphone users.
For service providers, delivering a consistent user experience aligned with the most popular apps can help drive customer satisfaction. In order to do this, operators need to optimize and tune their networks to ensure users’ particular app coverage demands are catered for in different traffic situations and geographical areas.
Countries in the region with the best network performance are Australia and Singapore, due to their leadership in deploying LTE and LTE Advanced. This has meant that the gap in network performance with other countries across the region has widened.  “However, we expect developing countries’ networks will greatly improve in performance over the coming years”, Afrizal concluded.

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Ericsson Mobility Report shares forecast data, analysis and insight into mobile traffic, subscriptions, and consumer behavior to provide insight into current traffic and market trends in today’s Networked Society. Ericsson regularly performs traffic measurements in over 100 live networks in all major regions of the world.
The full Ericsson Mobility Report findings, Traffic Exploration Tool, and six regional appendices for North America, South East Asia & Oceania, Europe, North East Asia, Middle East & North East Africa, and India (from June 16th) can be found at: www.ericsson.com/ericsson-mobility-report
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