New research reveals rapid growth for eID
New research from Acuity Market Intelligence has revealed that the number of electronic National IDs issued annually will grow by 54% from 424 million in 2010 to 655 million in 2015. The firm says this rapid growth from 29 to 82 eID issuing countries represents an increase from 29% to 66% of all countries that issue National IDs.
According to the company, global circulation for all national IDs will climb from 2.6 billion in 2010 to 3.2 billion in 2015, while the global circulation of eIDs rises from 1.5 to 2.6 billion during the same period.
“Over the next few years half of the world’s population will posses electronic National IDs, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe,” says Rudie Lion, Acuity Principal. “This will provide a solid credential platform that will drive accelerated development of eGovernment services as well as significant opportunities for the development of national and global trusted authentication infrastructures.”
These projections and analyses are based on initial findings from the company’s Global National eID Industry Report, which includes comprehensive revenue forecasts globally and by region and country for 2010 to 2015. The report will be available in June 2011 with prepublication discounts available until 21 May 21 2011.