Global Telecoms - Key Industry Statistics 2011 and 2012

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2012 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 21

Analyst: Kylie Wansink


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.

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