Now, this should be welcome news to the mobile content folks: more than $30 ARPU on data consumption vs the industry average $6.74 (which is what IDC reported), and more than half of that are from content (more than double the industry average).
These are the figures MVNO Amp'd has released. Some juicy mobile content stuff in there:
- 5% of original content sees 30% of all downloads.
- The niche lives: ultimate fighting and super-cross see a lot of traction.
- Amp'd subscribers download more full music tracks than ringtones (which nicely confirms my explanation of that trend set out a few days ago here).
According to ABI Research, mobile marketing will be worth a staggering $11bn by 2011. Apparently, by the end of this year, it will already be a rather honourable $3bn market.
Now, I don't have the means (or inclination) to buy the underlying report but at least they divulge that the amount is to include proceeds from mobile search and mobile video, and I suppose one could predict that, in 4 years time, there may well be more advanced devices that will actually make it fun and worthwhile to use them for more elaborate surfing and rich media consumption. Not very specific though. Other than some foggy reference to the wealth of data carriers sit on and "due in part to mobile broadcast networks' presence in all major markets" (doh!), all the rest is apparently, well, apparent...
To me, it's a whole lot crystal ball-type assumptions.