Global - Mobile - Prepaid


Archived report. This report was archived in 2010 and has not been updated since. Prepaid plans are being marketed as a way to save money in the economic downturn – and the prepaid market continues to see consumers turn to its services as a way to cut costs. This is fuelling competition in the prepaid market, resulting in an emerging new image for this sector as the differences between prepaid and postpaid service offerings fade.

From a broader perspective, the prepaid model is still a huge success worldwide, particularly in the developing markets. This report provides a high-level overview of the key trends and developments in the worldwide mobile prepaid market, supported by broad statistics.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Prepaid mobile services
    • 2.1 Introduction
  • 3. Key prepaid trends and developments
    • 3.1 Impact of the financial crisis
      • 3.1.1 Consolidation
    • 3.2 Prepaid’s new image
    • 3.3 Growth in emerging markets
  • 4. Worldwide prepaid subscribers
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Prepaid subscribers and prepaid market share in Brazil – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – June 2009
  • Table 3 – Number of prepaid subscribers worldwide – 2008; 2010; 2012
  • Table 4 – Global prepaid subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers – 2006; 2008; 2010
  • Table 5 – Prepaid subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers in select countries – 2008
  • Table 6 – Historical prepaid service revenue worldwide – 2005 - 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – Growth drivers for prepaid mobiles in emerging markets
  • Exhibit 2 – Examples of operators reporting high prepaid growth – 2007 - 2009

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Number of pages 6

Status Archived

Last updated 7 Dec 2009
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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