Mobile payments are an emerging opportunity to make payment from or with a mobile handset. While a success in certain countries and with fringe audiences already, mobile payments have not yet achieved success on a global scale. However, it is anticipated that this will begin to change in 2011 as the number of mobile payment users starts a significant run up from 116 million to over 375 million in 2015, according to a recent research report from In-Stat.
“There appears to be consumer demand for mobile payments,” says Amy Cravens, Market Analyst. ”Consumers do recognize pain points with current payment systems and indicate support for a cleaner, easier alternative. If mobile operators are able to push beyond the infrastructural challenges and introduce these services to the mass market, the transactional value of the mobile payments market is positioned to grow nearly tenfold over the next several years.”
Recent research findings identify the market’s preparedness including:
The In-Stat report, entitled “Mobile Payments: Is the Market Ready?” examines the mobile payment market structure, outlining the various elements in this multifaceted market. Discussion will include mobile payment types as well as the relationships comprised in this complex ecosystem.
The report also includes:
Source: MarketWireAmy Cravens, Bling Nation, boku, ClairMail, In-Stat, Isis, mFoundry, Mobile Payment Market Forecast, Obopay, PoS Terminal