Mobile Money Market Monitor Q1 2016: Apple, Samsung and Android aim to expand

May 23, 2016  | Subscribers Only

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During Q1 2016, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay mainly focused expanding in Asian . Apple Pay launched in China in February, and reached 3 million users two weeks after its launch. Later in April, Apple Pay became available in Singapore. Following Apple’s lead, Samsung Pay launched in China, and announced plans to enter Singapore and Brazil later in 2016. Meanwhile, Android Pay planned its UK launch for May 2016.  Alipay, Alibaba’s payments affiliate, is working with Wirecard and stepping into European countries to create an efficient payment method for Chinese tourists abroad.


  • Mobile Payments Extend Global Reach in Q1 2016
  • In-app payments drive mobile commerce
  • Mobile payments diversity is the key to winning customers
  • Samsung Pay reached 5 m users globally
  • Operators make mobile money services interoperable in Tanzania
  • Mobile payments M&A deals Q1 2016 decreased by 33% compared to Q1 2015
  • Mobile payments funding deals Q1 2016 the most active quarter on record

 In this report:

  • Apple Pay's market expansion in Asia
  • Samsung Pay's launch in China
  • Android Pay's launch in the UK
  • AliPay's expansion into Europe
  • China focus
  • Europe focus
  • Mobile money in-app and in-store uses
  • Operators' mobile money interoprability
  • Mobile payments Q1 2016 M&A deals
  • Mobile payments Q1 2016 funding deals

List of tables and charts:

  • Mobile Payments Extend Global Reach in Q1 2016
  • World smartphone shipments
  • Mobile payments availability (device-based)
  • Apple worldwide shipments 2014-2020
  • PayPal quarterly active accounts numbers
  • Samsung smartphone worldwide shipments 2014-2020
  • Samsung smartphone worldwide shipments market share
  • Alibaba mobile monthly active users
  • Tanzania: mobile subscriptions by major operator
  • Mobile payment M&A 2012-2016: deal-flow volume
  • Mobile payment M&A Q1 2016
  • Mobile payment funding 2012-2016:  quaterly number of deals
  • Mobile payment funding 2012-2016:  quaterly total values
  • Mobile payment funding deals Q1 2016 by country
  • Q1 2016 Mobile funding deals full list

Number of Pages: 12

Number of Tables and Charts: 15 

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