Global Mobile - Key Financial Insights

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2012 and has not been updated. Operators’ which have focused their attentions on the wireless sector, particularly in the emerging markets; have fared better than others which have continued focusing on saturated or wireline markets. Mobile ARPU levels differ widely between the regions of the world; however on the whole all regions have experienced declines in ARPU over the past few years – and this is set to continue in the current economic environment. International roaming charges and mobile termination rates have finally begun to drop due to both competition and the introduction of regulations/price capping.

This report provides a broad overview of global trends occurring in terms of mobile revenue, CAPEX, mobile ARPU, mobile termination rates and roaming. Brief data for selected countries, regions and carriers is provided when used for supporting examples.

Latest developments:

In 2011 mobile operator CAPEX is expected to increase; operators are concentrating on mobile broadband infrastructure; global mobile services revenue is also expected to grow in 2011, with the milestone of $1 trillion to be reached in the next couple of years.

Financial information included:

Global overall telecoms CAPEX, global mobile operators CAPEX; global mobile services revenue; top 3 telecom operators worldwide by revenue growth percentage; global average mobile monthly APRU; Mobile Termination Rates(MTR) by Region; global mobile roaming revenue.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction: mobile competition
  • 3. Insights into mobile sector CAPEX and revenue
    • 3.1 Global mobile CAPEX
    • 3.2 Global mobile revenue
  • 4. Insight into global mobile ARPU
    • 4.1 Historical ARPU
  • 5. MTR and roaming
    • 5.1 Brief case study: MTR in Europe
      • 5.1.1 MTRs and LTE in Europe
  • 6. Roaming
    • 6.1 Market overview
    • 6.2 Users frustrated with mobile operators
    • 6.3 Wireless VoIP coming to the rescue
    • 6.4 Case study: roaming in Europe
      • 6.4.1 Amendments
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top 3 telecom operators worldwide by revenue growth - 2010
  • Table 2 – Worldwide mobile services revenue – 2008 - 2012
  • Table 3 – Worldwide average mobile monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 5 – India - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 6 – Egypt - Mobinil blended monthly ARPU and AUPU – 2002 - 2010
  • Table 7 – Blended mobile ARPU – selected carriers – Q1 2008; Q1 2009; mid 2010
  • Table 8 –Mobile termination rates by region – 2005; 2010
  • Table 9 –Mobile termination rates in select countries – 2009
  • Table 10 – EU average mobile termination charges – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 11 – Worldwide mobile roaming revenue – 2000; 2008; 2012
  • Table 12 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2011
  • Chart 1 – Global overall telecoms capital expenditure – 2008 – 2011
  • Exhibit 1 – Stranded telco assets cost billions
  • Exhibit 2 – Evidence of higher use by business users
  • Exhibit 3 – Historical global mobile ARPU developments
  • Exhibit 4 – BaK and CPNP payment systems
  • Exhibit 5 –Europe - Roaming Regulation amendments –July 2009 - 2013

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Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages 15

Status Archived

Last updated 30 Jun 2011
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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