The Loss of Carrier Broadband Subscription Revenues Caused by User Adoption of Mobile Tethering Will Reach $50 Billion by 2016

Jul 05, 2013, 12:29 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Mobile Phone Tethering: Market Analysis & Forecasts" report to their offering.

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Understanding how leveraging a phone's mobile broadband connection through tethering is impacting the carrier revenue position and the dynamics of the mobile ecosystem

Gadgets such as tablets, e-book readers, netbooks and gaming consoles are growing in popularity, and the ability to connect these to the Internet dramatically increases their utility and value. Mobile tethering is the ability to use a mobile phone as a modem or router to enable an internet connection on another mobile gadget, and has important implications across the mobile ecosystem.

This report looks at the market drivers and barriers to users' adoption of mobile tethering, and forecasts future growth of the market in terms of enabled handsets, usage, and service revenues derived from tethering. The report also examines how tethering is supported across the various handset platforms and how carriers are changing their stance on tethering. The role of third party application developers who are providing mobile tethering solutions is also discussed.

Topics of coverage include:

- Tethering use-cases
- Market Drivers and Barriers
- Hyperconnectivity
- Alternative connectivity options
- Carrier attitudes to tethering
- Overview of carrier plans and policies
- Shared data plans
- Smartphone platform positioning
- Third party tethering apps
- Future trends
- Recommendations

Companies Mentioned:

- Android.Apps
- Apple
- AT&T
- Bell Mobility
- Bharti Airtel
- BSkyB
- BT
- China Mobile
- ClockworkMod
- DIY Phone Gadgets
- EE
- FoxFi
- Google
- Hulu
- Intelliborn
- Joikuspot
- June Fabrics
- KT
- Microsoft
- Mobile Stream
- Motorola
- Netflix
- Nokia
- NTT DoCoMo
- Nuance
- O2
- Open Garden
- Orange
- Qualcomm
- Rogers
- Sagem
- Samsung
- Silicon Valley Tech Partners
- SK Telecom
- Sprint
- Talk Talk
- Telefonica
- Telus
- Three
- T-Mobile
- Verizon
- Virgin Mobile
- Vodafone

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