Smut drives smartphone market

Telephone BoxWhile many believe that the mobile revolution is all about communication, it appears that one of the key killer apps is online smut.

New research from Juniper Research beancounters claims that the average smartphone owners will watch a staggering 348 adult videos on his or her mobile phone in 2015.

This huge figure means that if you have never seen online adult content there is one person who is collecting your share.

In other words 136 billion adult videos watched on smartphones in the next year alone. That is a lot of people with too much er time on the hands.

And that number is set to increase by 55per cent over the next five years.

Juniper’s report claims that while there will be a marked increase in usage levels in developing markets, net growth will be greatest in the US.

More mature markets, such as Western Europe, are seeing a more modest increase.

“In developing regions, service uptake will be rapid, driven by increasing availability of 4G and Wi-Fi, as well as increases in smartphone and tablet ownership.”

The report with the catchy title “Digital Adult Content: Market Trends, Forecasts & Revenue Opportunities 2015-2020, claims revenue for the adult industry will also increase steadily over the next five years.