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Mobile economy
Mobile economy

Nearly half of the world’s population now uses mobile communications, according to a new report released by the GSMA, an association that represents the interest of mobile operators worldwide and produces events such as the Mobile World Congress.

The Mobile Economy 2013, which provides an overview on the state of the buzzed mobile industry, highlights global market growth, details the socio-economic contribution of the ecosystem, and outlines opportunities and challenges over the next five years.

Additionally, the report – developed by the GSMA and A.T Kearney, a global management consulting firm – offers insight on how the industry is affecting various sectors, supporting citizens and highlights several factors that will be critical for industry growth.

“As the market expands with the spread of smartphones, 4G networks and innovative applications across the globe, the challenge for mobile operators is to stake their claim to a share of the associated revenue growth,” said Mark Page, leader of A.T. Kearney’s Communications, Media and Technology practice and co-author of the report.

For key highlights from the 100-page report, check out the infographic we’ve created for you below…

Mobile Economy 2013

A bigger version of the graphic can be found here:

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