Global Growth in Mobile Barcode Usage – Jan/2011 

Bright forecast for continued growth in 2011

Or Yehuda, Israel – Feb 10, 2011.
 
Usage of mobile barcodes will continue its exceptional growth also during 2011, looking at January as an indication. 
 
Top 10 users of mobile barcodes during Jan/2011
  

(1)

1.

United States

(3)

2.

Italy

(2)

3.

Germany

(5)

4.

Canada

(8)

5.

Netherlands

(7)

6.

United Kingdom

(6)

7.

France

(4)

8.

Hong Kong

(9)

9.

South Korea

(10)

10.

Thailand

 

() – Position in Q3/2010


 
Top 5 growing countries for Jan/2011
 

1.

Netherlands

(55.1% Growth over Dec/2010)

2.

United States

(53.6%)

3.

United Kingdom

(36.0%)

4.

Czech Republic

(31.2%)

5.

Poland

(28.7%)


Global growth in mobile barcode usage Jul/2010 - Jan/2011
 
 
(basis: Jul/10 = 100)                             

 
Worth noting:
 
-    Monthly worldwide usage in January grew by 14.6% compared to December 2010 and by 201% (!) compared to July 2010
-    The US continues its remarkable growth of 53.6%
-    The Netherlands are top growing country for the second month, with 55.1% growth in January compared to December – after 47.4% growth over November
 

Notes on reporting methodology:

-    These reports are based on the total number of QRcode, Datamatrix and UPC/EAN scans recorded by the i-nigma system during the relevant periods. Because of i-nigma’s prominence in many markets worldwide, we believe that these numbers are likely to be indicative of global mobile barcode activity
-    The reports do not include activity in Japan, which is known to be well ahead in popularity and usage of mobile barcodes
-    For better representation of global open market trends, the reports specifically exclude the activity of i-nigma-based solutions that are used by our vertical customers
-    Top 5 growing countries are from the top 20 countries in mobile barcodes usage during Jan/2011
 
About 3GVision
3GVision is the global pioneer and leader in mobile barcode solutions and advanced image processing technologies to fast-track consumers to the mobile Internet. 3GVision’s i-nigma, the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end 1D/2D barcode solution, incorporates a powerful yet intuitive platform for code creation, campaign management, and advanced metrics reporting. The platform is designed to increase revenue opportunities for mobile operators, and print campaign effectiveness for media and marketing companies. The i-nigma Telco-grade solution offers a fast and easy way for offline media and advertising to connect to the mobile internet, and facilitates mobile solutions for efficient business operations.
Since 2002, 3GVision has embedded over 180 million mobile phones with its 1D/2D barcode readers for global Tier-1 mobile operators such as France Telecom, Telstra and NTT Docomo; mobile handset manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Motorola; and most Japanese handset vendors including Sharp, NEC, Kyocera and Toshiba. Moreover, 3GVision is the ‘de facto’ industry standard in Japan – the world’s first fully developed mobile barcode market.
 
 

 



 
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