Dec 21, 2010

Internet business market is predicted to become 18 trillion yen in 2015, 1.5 times larger than in 2010 /Venture Now

Nomura Research Institute released analysis and market prediction of three major IT markets; Internet business, mobile, and hardware.

Wireless broadband will increase from 240 billion yen in 2010 to 420 million yen in 2015 by penetration of high speed services such as WiMAX and HSPA as well as introduction of LTE.

Cumulative shipments of e-book devices, which gathers momentum centered around large device manufacturers, will be 14 million by 2015. E-book contents market is considered to reach 240 billion yen in 2015.

A whole Internet business including e-commerce and Internet advertisement will grow from 12 trillion yen in 2010 to 18 trillion yen mainly due to contribution of growing mobile market.

Venture Now 12/21/2010

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