Global Mobile Market - Major Industry Trends and Statistics

Synopsis

In 2017 the global mobile market has its sights firmly set on the opportunities offered through mobile data as well as looking for potential new revenues streams presented by the enterprise sector, data mining, 5G and emerging markets. Unique mobile subscribers have reached well over 4 billion and mobile broadband subscriptions are growing rapidly. While mobile and fixed will always exist in parallel, there is no doubt that with a faltering fixed network and an excellent mobile network, mobile will give fixed a run for its money.

This BuddeComm report provides insights and statistics on the current global mobile market including both mobile voice and mobile broadband. It identifies key trends as well as exploring important markets for future opportunities.

Latest developments:

  • Data mining will be the next driver of mobile revenue;
  • Mobile operators need to rethink their business models;
  • For new ideas, the industry should look towards the OTT players;
  • 5G will be the next development in mobile technology;
  • The allocating of mobile spectrum is a looming issue around the world.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Global mobile market analysis 2017
    • 2.1 Highlighted trends for 2017 and beyond
  • 3. Global mobile subscriptions
  • 4. Global mobile broadband statistics
  • 5. Financial insights
    • 5.1 Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX)
    • 5.2 Global mobile revenue
    • 5.3 Global mobile data revenue
  • 6. Can mobile operators afford a mobile-only strategy?
    • 6.1 Data mining – the next driver of mobile revenue
  • 7. Mobile data traffic
  • 8. Leading global carriers
  • 9. The spectrum issue
  • 10. Mobile handset and smartphone statistics
  • 11. Mobile industry directions
    • 11.1 Mobile location based services (MLBS)
    • 11.2 HetNet architecture
    • 11.3 Small cell networks
    • 11.4 Monetising mobile towers
    • 11.5 Fixed Mobile Conversion
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global – unique mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Regional - mobile subscriptions – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 3 – Global – mobile broadband market share by technology – 2015
  • Table 4 – Global – mobile broadband subscribers – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 5 –Regional – mobile broadband penetration – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 6 –Regional – mobile broadband active subscriptions – 2014; 2015
  • Table 7 – Top fifteen OECD countries by mobile broadband subscriptions – Mid 2016
  • Table 8 – Global – mobile CAPEX – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Global – telecoms CAPEX – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 10 – Global - mobile revenue – 2014 - 2020
  • Table 11 – Global - mobile data traffic – 2000 - 2022
  • Table 12 – Regional - mobile data traffic growth forecast – 2014 - 2019
  • Table 13 – Global top 20 mobile operators by connections and revenue – Mid 2015
  • Table 14 – Global - top 16 mobile parent carriers by subscribers – 2014
  • Table 15 – Global – mobile handset shipments – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 16 – Share of mobile handset shipments by region – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 17 – Global – smartphone shipments – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 18 – Global – smartphone share of handset market – 2009 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – 5G
  • Exhibit 2 – Global content delivery ecosystem
  • Exhibit 3 – Software Defined Networks

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Number of pages 20

Status Current

Last updated 3 Apr 2017
Update History

Lead Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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