Global Telecoms - The Big Picture 2016 and Key Industry Statistics

Synopsis

The global telecoms sector in 2016 will see continued focus on the underlying trends of M2M, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and the over-arching Internet of Things. Telcos generally will focus more heavily on customer retention and churn in the face of dwindling revenues, while also improving mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure for the future. 4G LTE deployment is a key trend around much of the world and in appropriate markets there is also a keen investment in fixed broadband based on fibre. Over 140 countries now have a National Broadband Network (NBN) policy or plan.

Many of the operators in the emerging markets will focus primarily on mobile infrastructure with lower priced smart phones becoming a dominant trend. Mobile broadband infrastructure is becoming increasingly important in the emerging markets of Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, as the large populations place more and more demand on existing infrastructure.

This report provides a summary of key trends for the global telecoms sector as well as an overview of developments at a regional level. This valuable report also includes recent key statistics for the overall global telecoms industry as well as statistics for the mobile, mobile broadband, Internet, satellite and fixed broadband sectors. It also includes a ranking of the top telcos (2014) as well as global telecoms and mobile CAPEX and revenue.

Latest developments:

In 2016 Africa continues to see strong growth in mobile broadband use and data traffic, the result of several factors which are providing a beneficial environment for investment and customer take-up of services. Mobile network operators in Latin America are gearing up for further investment in network infrastructure in 2016 as customer demand for mobile data reaches new heights. With some 3.6 billion people across Asia using mobile phones; the region is already rapidly advancing in its exploiting of mobile data/wireless broadband services. In the developed markets like the US, mobile subscriber growth has slowed due to high penetration levels but mobile data use remains strong, in line with the fast development of LTE networks and the high take-up of smartphones. The European mobile market also has reached such high penetration levels that there is little room for further growth in the voice sector. The European broadband market is also being transformed by emerging technologies.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key global trends for telcoms industry
  • 3. Key regional trends – developing markets
    • 3.1 Middle East
    • 3.2 Africa
    • 3.3 Asia
    • 3.4 Latin America
  • 4. Key regional trends – developed markets
    • 4.1 USA
    • 4.2 Europe
    • 4.3 Australia
  • 5. Global mobile key statistics
    • 5.1 Wireless/mobile broadband
  • 6. Global Internet key statistics
    • 6.1 Fixed broadband
  • 7. Global telecommunications expenditure
    • 7.1 Global telecoms CAPEX
    • 7.2 Global mobile CAPEX
    • 7.3 Global telecoms outsourcing
  • 8. Global telecoms revenue
    • 8.1 Global telecoms revenue
    • 8.2 Global mobile revenue
  • 9. Global telecoms traffic
    • 9.1 IP traffic
    • 9.2 Mobile data traffic
  • 10. Satellite services
    • 10.1 Satellite industry revenue
    • 10.2 Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
    • 10.3 Satellite broadband
    • 10.4 Direct broadcasting services/satellite radio
  • 11. Ranking of top carriers
    • 11.1 Global top 16 major mobile parent carriers by subscribers
    • 11.2 Global major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers
  • 12. Conclusion
    • 12.1 Report from the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona 2015
    • 12.2 What do customers want from mobile operators?
  • 13. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global - telecom statistics at a glance – 2013; 2016
  • Table 2 – Mobile broadband subscribers – Middle East and Africa – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 3 – Global – mobile subscriptions, annual change and unique subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 4 – Regional - mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2015
  • Table 5 – Global – mobile broadband market share by technology – 2015
  • Table 6 – Regional – mobile broadband penetration and active subscriptions – 2014; 2015
  • Table 7 – Top ten OECD countries by mobile broadband subscriptions – 2012; 2014
  • Table 8 – Global - Internet users and annual change – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Regional – market share of fixed broadband subscribers – 2014; 2015
  • Table 11 – Global – broadband subscribers by access technology – Q1 2014
  • Table 12 – Global - broadband market share by access technology – Q1 2013; Q1 2014; Q1 2015
  • Table 13 – Global – telecoms CAPEX – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Global – mobile CAPEX – 2011 - 2020
  • Table 15 – Global - telecoms services revenue – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Global - mobile and mobile data revenue – 2012 - 2020
  • Table 17 – Global - mobile data traffic – 2000; 2011 - 2015; 2019
  • Table 18 – Regional - mobile data traffic growth forecast – 2014 - 2019
  • Table 19 – Global – total satellite industry revenue – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 20 – Global - satellite services revenue – 2003 - 2014
  • Table 21 – Global - satellite broadband revenue – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 22 – Global - top 16 mobile parent carriers by subscribers – 2014
  • Table 23 – Major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers - 2014
  • Chart 1 – Global – subscriptions, unique subscribers and annual change – 2009 – 2015
  • Chart 2 – Global – evolution of mobile CAPEX – 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 3 – Global - top 16 mobile carriers by subscribers – 2014
  • Chart 4 – Major 17 fixed-line carriers by subscribers - 2014
  • Exhibit 1 – Major global fixed satellite service operators
  • Exhibit 2 – 2nd Generation satellites

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