What does the future of mobile look like?

The mobile industry is driving innovation across the world

Mobile has allowed individuals, companies and governments to innovate in new and unexpected ways, with consumers across the globe showing an appetite to adopt new technologies.

The mass adoption of increasingly powerful smartphones are the key enablers of the rise of the sharing economy, which is changing the way many people consume goods and services. Consumers are seeing tangible benefits in their daily lives from the growing adoption of both wearable devices and new ‘smart home’ services.

Mobile is playing a key role in how businesses provide value to customers and drive revenue. The following infograph shows the steady evolution of the mobile industry and how it has developed over time:


The global app economy continues to grow rapidly. Forecasts suggest by 2016 app revenue could total more than $140 billion (source: GSMA Intelligence).