Soon mobile phones will be boarding passes: Juniper Research
Monday, 10 March 2008：New research has estimated that over 2.6 billion mobile barcode tickets for flights, concerts and events will be delivered to just over 208 million mobile phone users by 2011.
A report by Juniper Research found clear evidence that the sector is gearing up for major launches over the next few years.
Benefits of switching to mobile tickets for the ticketing issuers include reduced cost, better security to help the fight against fraud and improved environmental footprint by reducing paper.
The report found that the airline industry would save $500 million each year by changing to mobile boarding passes.
Juniper Research examined the current and near-future status of mobile ticketing with analysis and interviews from representatives of some of the leading organisations in the growing mobile ticket industry, including key technology providers and some of the major organisations that control the issuance of tickets.
Early trials, mainly led by mobile network operators, are now migrating into commercial services controlled by ticketing issuers such as Ticketmaster, British Airways and Tickets.com.