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The Rise of Mobile

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The Rise of Mobile

From clunky mobiles of the 80's to the latest Samsung or iPhone, no technology has spread so quickly to saturate a worldwide market.- There are 6.8 billion cell subscriptions worldwide.
- 1918--German military trains used mobile phone-like devices.
- 1926--German Reichsbahn and mail service offer mobile train phones to first class passangers.
- 1926--Artist Karl Arnold creates cartoon for a satirical magazine in which "wireless telephony" occurs in the streets.
- 1931-- Erich Kastner includes mobile phones in a children's book description of a future utopia.
- 1940's--Mobile phones available in luxery cars in large U.S. cities.
- 1961-- Leonid Kupriyanovich, soviet engineer presents a handheld mobile phone
- 1973--Motorola becomes first company to produce a handheld mobile phone.
- 1978--1G service begins
- 1990's--2G service begins and massively expands.
- 2001--3G service begins.
- 2009--4G expansion begins.

- Now: 96 cell subscriptions per every 100 people on Earth
- Mobile Saturation by continent
- (subscriptions per 100 residents)
- Africa--63
- Asia and Pacific--89
- Arab States--105
- The Americas--109
- Europe--126
- Ex-Soviet--170

The first world is driving the Mcommerce revolution


- 4/5 consumers use mobiles to shop.
- And 1/4 only using mobiles for online shopping.
- And mobile payments jumping from
- $105.9 billion (2011)
- to
- $171.5 billion (2012)

For mobile companies, it's all good.


- 1. China Mobile, China 703.46 million/%16.38, $20.8 billion/%24.75
- 2. Vodafone, Britain, 439 million/%10.22, $9.353 billion/%11.12
- 3.Airtel, India, 265.58 million/%6.18, $3.6 billion/%4.28
- 4.America Movil, Mexico, 251.8 million/%5.86, $7.006 billion/%8.33
- 5. Telefonica, Spain, 249.46 million/%5.8,$5.246 billion/%6.24
- 6.Orange, France, 231.5 million/%5.4, $1.474 billion/%1.75
- 7.Axiata, Malaysia, 219 million/%5.1, $.757 billion/%.9
- 8.VimpelCom ltd, Russia, 209 million/%4.9, $2.1 billion/%2.4
- 9.China Unicom, China, 202.89 million/%4.8, $1.12 billion/%1.3
- 10.MTN Group, South Africa, 175.98 million/%4.1, $2.915 billion/%3.5
- 11.Etisalat, UAE, 167 million/%3.9, $1.255 billion/%1.5
- 12.TeliaSonera, Finland, Sweden, 160 million/%3.8, $3.064 billion/%3.6
- 13.Telenor, Norway, 150 million/%3.5, $1.575 billion/%1.9
- 14.Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia, 139 million/%3.2, $1.959 billion/%2.3
- 15.Reliance Communications, India, 135.88 million/%3.2, $3.9 billion/%4.6
- 16.China Telecom, China, 129 million/%3, $2.439 billion/%2.9
- 17. T-Mobile, Germany, 129 million/%3, $7.246 billion/%8.6
- 18. Verizon, U.S., 115.78 million/%2.7, $.875 billion/%1
- 19.Idea Cellular, India, 113.9 million/%2.7, $.0929 billion/%.1
- 20. AT&T Mobility, America, 107 million/%2.5, $7.26 billion/%8.6

If you're reading this, you've probably already joined the mobile revolution.