mobiThinking is working on the 2014 version of the popular Guide to mobile ad networks (in the last year the guide has received 100,000 pageviews). The new version will introduce new networks, update old profiles and delete those haven’t been updated recently.

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The latest stats from analysts at eMarketer (January 2014) confirm what everyone in the know has been saying for years: the mobile Web is massive.

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New research from On Device Research suggests that WhatsApp is now more popular for social messaging for smartphone users than Facebook Messenger, WeChat, BBM, Line etc. The initial reaction is: so what? Clearly this is of interest to: a) a provider of social messaging; b) a user of social messaging; or c) a network operator that sees these applications as a threat to SMS revenues, but what about marketers? Should social messaging be seen as:

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Welcome back to the 100 million club. It’s one year since mobiThinking last published the table of world’s largest mobile markets. Then there were 10… now there are 14 countries with over 100 million mobile subscriptions. The new members of the 100 million club are Vietnam, Bangladesh, The Philippines and Mexico; several countries such as Iran and Egypt are knocking at the door. See the original post, below, for a comparison.

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Welcome back to the 100 million club. It’s one year since mobiThinking last published the table of world’s largest mobile markets. Then there were 10… now there are 14 countries with over 100 million mobile subscriptions. The new members of the 100 million club are Vietnam, Bangladesh, The Philippines and Mexico; several countries such as Iran and Egypt are knocking at the door. See the original post, below, for a comparison.

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Welcome back to the 100 million club. It’s one year since mobiThinking last published the table of world’s largest mobile markets. Then there were 10… now there are 14 countries with over 100 million mobile subscriptions. The new members of the 100 million club are Vietnam, Bangladesh, The Philippines and Mexico; several countries such as Iran and Egypt are knocking at the door. See the original post, below, for a comparison.

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UPDATE: New data from Informa forecasts that LTE subscriptions, commonly marketed as fourth generation or 4G, will reach 188.6 million at the end of 2013. This will grow annually at 44 percent to reach 1.3 billion by the end of 2018.

The US will lead the march towards 4G with 89.8 million LTE subscriptions at the end of 2013, rising to 242.1 million at the end of 2018, with an annual growth rate of 22 percent.

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