SOURCE: Juniper Research Limited

January 23, 2006 10:14 ET

Mobile Ticketing and Mobile Retail Services -- Aided by New Mobile Phone Based Payment Schemes -- to Generate Over $63bn Worth of Revenue by 2010

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2006 -- Revenues from mobile ticketing and mobile retail services will assist the global mobile commerce market by generating over $63bn worth of revenue by 2010, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Mobile phone users, familiar with purchasing digital content such as ringtones and games, equipped with intelligent smartphones and accessing the mobile internet via faster mobile data networks will increasingly use their devices for mobile commerce.

Juniper Research illustrates the current and near-future status of mobile commerce with interviews and analysis from representatives of some of the fastest growing mobile commerce service providers.

The report reveals that innovative use of technology such as mobile barcodes and integrating RFID into a mobile device coupled with consumer demand for easy to use applications is driving up the adoption of mobile ticketing and mobile retail services.

Highlights from the report include:

-- By 2010, 32% of Japanese mobile users will be buying tickets
   using a mobile phone.
-- Adoption rates in current mobile ticketing implementations is as
   high as 30% of the total tickets issued within the scheme.
-- By 2010, 87m European mobile users (15% of total) will be using
   their mobile devices for mobile ticketing purposes.
-- The use of mobile barcodes is revolutionising the way we purchase
   and store tickets.
-- The bullish economies of India and China are fuelling the five-fold
   increase in annual m-retail transactions for the Rest of Asia Pacific
   forecast for 2008.
-- Juniper predicts that there will be sufficient consumer demand,
   adequate payment schemes available and enough retailers supporting
   these schemes to see worldwide mobile payment revenues reach over
   $10billion by 2010.
Report author Alan Goode said: "The modern mobile phone and mobile network provides unparalleled levels of commercial potential. We are now beginning to enter the m-commerce era -- and this era will see all of its expectations met."

A free whitepaper and further details of the study 'Mobile Commerce (M-Commerce) Strategies' can be downloaded from Alternatively please contact Michele Ince at, Telephone +44(0)1256 830002.

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