Mobile payments (m-payments) in Asia-Pacific are expected to record transactions worth more than two-fold from 2009 revenues of US$1.6 billion in five years, according to Frost & Sullivan. The company estimates that in 2015 m-payments could exceed billings of US$3.6 billion at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 14.8 percent (2010-2015).
Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Shaker Amin attributes this growth to technology innovations and operators’ initiatives – particularly with NFC (Near Field Communication) – as well as rising consumer demand in both the developed and emerging markets.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, 2010 Asia-Pacific Mobile Payments Outlook – 18 Asia-Pac nations including Japan, finds that contactless payments via the NFC channel will increase in popularity to account for 23 percent of all m-payments in 2015, from only 12 percent last year.
via Frost & Sullivan