Global - Mobile - Subscribers, Revenue, ARPU and Charge Statistics

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2010 and has not been updated since. 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. In addition, subscriber growth is mainly coming from the lower-income emerging markets, where monthly mobile ARPU can be as little as $3.

This report provides a broad overview of global mobile ARPU developments, including an historical account and information on current ARPU trends and statistics. The report also includes an overview of mobile phone minutes of use and trends in mobile service packages. Overall mobile industry revenue growth and mobile operator CAPEX is also provided. Brief data for selected countries, regions and carriers is provided when used for supporting examples.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Mobile market 2010
    • 2.1 Smartphones – a double edged sword
    • 2.2 Spectrum issue – more to it than meets the eye
    • 2.3 Internet media companies in the mobile sector
      • 2.3.1 Will Microsoft be able to make the mobile jump?
  • 3. Global mobile subscriber statistics
    • 3.1 China – the world’s largest mobile market
    • 3.2 India – also a growth market
    • 3.3 Leading mobile technologies
  • 4. Mobile usage and call charges overview
    • 4.1 Mobile Minutes of Use (MOU)
    • 4.2 Trends in mobile call service packages
    • 4.3 Mobile broadband subscription costs
  • 5. Overview of global ARPU developments
    • 5.1 Mobile data ARPU
      • 5.1.1 Business users ARPU is higher
  • 6. Overview of historical global ARPU developments
    • 6.1 Early ARPU 1993-2000
    • 6.2 Stabilisation of ARPU – early 2000s
    • 6.3 Voice ARPU decline begins – mid 2000s
  • 7. Mobile revenue growth and CAPEX forecast
    • 7.1 Recession-proof mobile investments
    • 7.2 Stranded telco assets cost billions
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Worldwide mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers by region – 1993 - 2009
  • Table 3 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in China – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Worldwide 3G subscribers – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 5 – Indicative monthly mobile minutes of use – selected countries – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 6 – Comparison of charges for mobile services baskets – OECD countries – August 2008
  • Table 7 – Comparison of cheapest charges for services basket – Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Estonia, Norway and Denmark – April 2008
  • Table 8 – Comparison of cheapest charges for services basket – Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, France and Great Britain – March 2007
  • Table 9 – Rate per voice minute – selected developed countries – April 2008
  • Table 10 – Comparison of most expensive charges for services basket – Switzerland, France, and Ireland – April 2008
  • Table 11 – Monthly mobile broadband contract costs – Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Americas – 2007
  • Table 12 – Worldwide average mobile monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 13 – Indicative comparison of selected countries by monthly mobile ARPU – 2009 - 2010
  • Table 14 – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) and annual change in India – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 15 – Mobinil blended monthly ARPU and AUPU – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 16 – Blended mobile ARPU – selected carriers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 17 – Mobile data as a % of mobile revenues – leading developed countries – 2008
  • Table 18 – Mobile data mobile ARPU – selected carriers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 19 – Worldwide mobile CAPEX – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 20 – Worldwide mobile services revenue – 2008 - 2012
  • Exhibit 1 – Digital Dividend
  • Exhibit 2 – Historical monthly mobile ARPU of top/bottom five carriers worldwide – Q3 2006

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Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages 17

Status Archived

Last updated 29 Jan 2010
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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