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 Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A report published by Pyramid Research says that mobile data will account for 29 percent of the global mobile service revenue in 2012, up from 19 percent in 2007. Clearly, the mobile data opportunity is soaring: the 2007 mobile data revenue was more than double what it was in 2004, and Pyramid Research expects it to double again to $300 billion by 2012.

The report also said that more than 60 percent of worldwide mobile data revenue will come from developed markets through 2012, despite the fact that 85 percent of the world's population lives in emerging markets. However, mobile data revenue in emerging markets will grow more than 50 percent faster than developed markets from 2007 to 2012

Mobile data revenue outlook, 2007 to 2012: Developed vs. emerging markets

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Source: Cellular News.