Global Telecoms - Key Industry Statistics 2011 and 2012

Synopsis

Archived report. Despite economic and financial upheavals the telecoms industry is moving ahead at a fast pace. As a matter of fact our industry is one of the least affected by this turmoil, and in many ways it will be a catalyst for transformation.

It is very clear that many of the social, economic and financial structures have outlived their usefulness and that there is no longer a linear way forward. We will have to come up with new solutions and in many ways ICT will be the game-changer.

Since the arrival of the internet, the focus of the industry has moved from providing defined end-products to becoming a facilitator in the development of a range of new products, companies, and indeed new industries.

Consumers are still enamoured by mobile technology - and smart phones and improved infrastructure have only fuelled the continuing uptake of mobility around the world. The number of Internet users continues to increase as the penetration of both fixed and mobile broadband becomes more accessible around the globe.

This report provides a valuable summary of recent key worldwide telecoms statistics and trends, including the number of fixed lines; mobile subscribers; 3G subscribers (including HSPA); text messages sent; Internet users and worldwide broadband subscribers (including DSL statistics).

Also provided are statistics on worldwide telecoms capital expenditure (CAPEX), overall telecoms spending and revenues and key satellite services statistics. Information on the top 25 public carriers’ worldwide and top 15 public carriers in emerging markets in 2010 is also provided along with outsourcing market statistics. Please note: The focus of this report is on global statistics, with the most recent statistics included where available. Please refer to separate reports for regional and country specific statistics.

Latest developments:

Global mobile and broadband growth continues; AT&T, NTT and Verizon are the top 3 carriers worldwide in terms of sales; there are many carriers in emerging markets showing potential; global telecoms CAPEX recovered in 2011 and is forecast to grow in 2012; satellite services leads growth in sector; telecoms outsourcing declines as companies restructure or re-negotiate existing contracts.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Top 25 public carriers worldwide by sales in 2010; Top 15 public carriers in emerging markets by sales in 2010.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Global telecoms statistics at a glance
    • 2.1 Key trends for telcos
      • 2.1.1 Other key trends in 2012
    • 2.2 Can telecoms lift us out of the GFC?
    • 2.3 Global Internet users
    • 2.4 Global fixed broadband subscribers
    • 2.5 Global mobile subscribers
    • 2.6 Global 3G subscribers
  • 3. Ranking of top carriers
    • 3.1 Top carriers worldwide
    • 3.2 Top carriers in emerging markets
  • 4. Global telecommunications expenditure and revenue
    • 4.1 Global CAPEX
    • 4.2 Infrastructure sharing to cut costs
    • 4.3 Global telecoms revenue and spending
  • 5. Satellite services
    • 5.1 Satellite industry revenue
    • 5.2 Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
      • 5.2.1 2nd Generation satellites
    • 5.3 Satellite broadband
    • 5.4 Direct broadcasting services/satellite radio
  • 6. Global telecoms outsourcing
  • 7. Conclusions
    • 7.1 Trans-sector going wireless
    • 7.2 Why does the telco industry need to change?
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Worldwide telecom statistics at a glance – 2012
  • Table 2 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2012
  • Table 3 – Worldwide Internet penetration by region – 2009; 2011
  • Table 4 – Top ten ranking by country by Internet users – Mid 2008; Mid 2011
  • Table 5 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2012
  • Table 6 – Broadband access among Internet households – selected countries – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 7 – Worldwide DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2012
  • Table 8 – Worldwide mobile subscriptions and annual change – 2000 - 2012
  • Table 9 – Mobile subscribers by region – 1993 - 2011
  • Table 10 – Worldwide 3G subscribers – 2004 - 2012
  • Table 11 – Top ten carriers worldwide by revenue – 2010; 2011
  • Table 12 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers worldwide by sales (historical) – 2008
  • Table 13 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers in emerging markets by sales – 2010
  • Table 14 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers in emerging markets by sales (historical) – 2008
  • Table 15 – Global telecoms capital expenditure – 2008 - 2012
  • Table 16 – Global telecoms expenditure as a percentage of GDP – 1990; 2006; 2009
  • Table 17 – Worldwide satellite industry revenue – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 18 – Worldwide satellite services revenue – 2003; 2006; 2008; 2010
  • Table 19 – Worldwide mobile satellite devices – 2008; 2010; 2018
  • Table 20 – Worldwide total contract value of outsourced services across all sectors – Q1 2008 – 2011; Q3 2011
  • Chart 1 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2012
  • Chart 2 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 – 2012
  • Chart 3 – Worldwide DSL subscribers - 2000 – 2012
  • Chart 4 – Worldwide mobile subscribers 2000 - 2012
  • Chart 5 – Worldwide 3G subscribers - 2004 - 2012
  • Exhibit 1 – Major global fixed satellite service operators

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Last updated 20 Dec 2012
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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