WP will grow fastest, but share to be only 9% in 2017

Friday 21 December 2012 | 08:27 CET | News
Microsoft Windows Phone (WP) is expected to be the fastest growing mobile OS in the next five years, but is likely to account for only 9 percent of world smartphone shipments in 2017, according to Analysys Mason. Microsoft is forecast to ship approximately 136 million Windows Phones in 2017, nearly as many as Apple in 2012. Its market share will pale in comparison to a projected 58 percent for Android and 23 percent for Apple in 2017. Thanks to their positioning in emerging markets, Huawei and ZTE are expected to have a 22.2 percent market share combined, versus 7 percent in 2012.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Analysys Mason / Apple / Huawei China / Microsoft / Nokia / Research In Motion / ZTE Belgium
Countries: World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Microsoft-Nokia deal: a logical step

Published 03 Sep 2013 14:28 CET | World
Few could be surprised by Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business. Since the two signed a partnership agreement in ...

Nokia to sell mobile phone business to Microsoft

Published 03 Sep 2013 08:24 CET | World
Microsoft has agreed to acquire the mobile phone business of Nokia for EUR 3.79 billion. In addition it will pay EUR 1.65 billion ...

Nokia sees Microsoft support payments higher than royalties

Published 07 Mar 2013 16:55 CET | World
Nokia announced that it expects to receive more in support payments from Microsoft this year than it pays the software company ...

75% of French internet customers to be on quad-play by 2017

Published 11 Feb 2013 08:36 CET | France
Quad-play bundles are predicted to have a 75 percent market share by the end of 2017, compared with 42 percent at the end of ...

Nokia starts 2013 in the black, without Symbian

Published 24 Jan 2013 17:01 CET | World
After several quarters of losses, Nokia showed some satisfying progress with its results for the last three months of 2012. While ...

Global mobile phone market to slow to 1.4% growth in 2012

Published 05 Dec 2012 08:52 CET | World
Growth in the worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to slow to 1.4 percent this year, due to the weak global economy, IDC ...

Android smartphone shipments up 91.5% y-on-y in Q3

Published 02 Nov 2012 09:38 CET | World
The Android smartphone operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter, ...

Analysys Mason: Apple heeft wind weer mee

Published 31 Aug 2012 15:35 CET | United States
De tegenslagen van Samsung op juridisch gebied kunnen in het voordeel werken van smartphone-leveranciers zoals Nokia en RIM. De ...

Android OS to hit 70% share of market this year

Published 27 Aug 2012 02:46 CET | World
The Android mobile OS is expected to see its market share exceed 70 percent in the second half of this year, as several major ...