Intermedia has revealed that Apple iPhones and iPads accounted for seventy six per cent of all mobile device activations on its network since January 2013. The findings are based on the number of global ActiveSync activations over the past twelve months and are shared in Intermedia’s “2013 Small + Medium Business Mobile Trends Report”.
With more than 190,000 activations, Apple accounted for six out of every eight mobile devices activated by Intermedia’s SMB ActiveSync customers worldwide, despite other studies showing Android’s overall lead in market share.
Intermedia’s annual report also finds that Samsung has pulled ahead of the competition in the past two years to establish itself as the number 2 device manufacturer among Intermedia’s SMB customers, with more than 29,000 device activations in ten months, Samsung surpassed activations of all other Android manufacturers, as well as Windows and BlackBerry mobile devices.
“Many customers already use Intermedia services on smartphones and tablets as the primary front-end for running their business. Our ActiveSync figures show that small and medium-sized businesses are choosing Apple for mobile delivery of their cloud IT services at an incredible rate,” said Ed Macnair, managing director of Intermedia, EMEA. “Samsung and Apple will compete intensely for these business users by driving down prices, extending functionality and addressing SMB needs like security, all of which will benefit businesses that are embracing cloud services and mobility.”