The Dynamic Global Mobile Market - Major Trends and Statistics

Synopsis

In 2018 we are quickly approaching 100% mobile broadband penetration in the developed markets – and 50% in the developing markets. It is timely now to look at the trends and statistics which are shaping our global mobile industry. BuddeComm sees continuing subscriber growth coming from the developing markets with China and India in particular leading this growth, albeit at a slower level than in recent years. There is also still a lot of growth ahead for LTE 4G infrastructure deployment - despite the industry hype and discussion taking place around 5G. 4G will continue to be the leading growing mobile technology for the next few years as it still only accounts for around 30% mobile technology market share on a global level. Increased 4G growth will come from some of the large emerging markets. 4G is currently carrying most of mobile data traffic – driven by the increasing use of mobile video and this will increase as 3G slowly becomes phased out. Eventually however it will be 5G which will be required to meet the growing demands of the mobile sector – especially with the escalating developments in IoT and M2M.

This BuddeComm report provides information on the current global market including the global and regional subscriber bases for both mobile and mobile broadband. It provides global statistics on mobile revenue and CAPEX as well as identifying the leading operators. It identifies key trends as well as exploring important markets for future opportunities. For further information on 5G, see separate report: BuddeComm Intelligence Report - 5G Global Trends and Leading Regional Countries.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Global mobile market analysis – 2018
    • 2.1 Highlighted trends
  • 3. Global mobile subscriptions
  • 4. Global mobile broadband subscriber statistics
  • 5. The emerging markets to watch
  • 6. Financial insights
    • 6.1 Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX)
    • 6.2 Global mobile revenue
    • 6.3 Global mobile ARPU
  • 7. Mobile data traffic
  • 8. Leading global operators
  • 9. Smartphones and handset device trends and statistics
    • 9.1 Key mobile device trends
      • 9.1.1 Affordable smart devices
      • 9.1.2 Enviro-friendly handsets
      • 9.1.3 Emerging markets for smartphone growth
    • 9.2 Mobile handset and smartphone statistics
  • 10. Wearable device trends and statistcs
    • 10.1 Wearable device categories
    • 10.2 Global wearable device market
    • 10.3 Enterprise wearable devices
    • 10.4 Legal implications of wearables gains attention
    • 10.5 Virtual reality (VR) and wearable technology
      • 10.5.1 4K to drive bandwidth demand to gigabit levels
  • 11. Mobile industry directions
    • 11.1 Data mining – a next driver of mobile revenue
    • 11.2 The spectrum issue
    • 11.3 Mobile location based services (MLBS)
    • 11.4 HetNet architecture
    • 11.5 Small cell networks
    • 11.6 Monetising mobile towers
    • 11.7 Fixed Mobile Conversion
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Regional – mobile broadband penetration – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Global – unique mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Regional - mobile subscriptions – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Global – active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 5 - Regional – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Global – mobile CAPEX – 2014 - 2019
  • Table 7 – Global – telecoms CAPEX – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Global - mobile revenue – 2014 - 2020
  • Table 9 – Global average monthly mobile ARPU and annual change – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Regional - mobile data traffic use – 2016
  • Table 11 – Global top 15 mobile operators by sales – 2016
  • Table 12 – Leading countries - used smart phone market - 2016
  • Table 13 – Global – mobile handset shipments – 2004 - 2019
  • Table 14 – Global – smartphone shipments – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Global – smartphone share of handset market – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Global – historical - wearable devices by category – market share – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 17 – Global – wearable device shipments – 2014 - 2021
  • Table 18 – Global – top 5 wearable device vendors market share – Q3 2015 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Mobile broadband penetration – developed versus developing markets – 2014 - 2017
  • Exhibit 1 – Global content delivery ecosystem
  • Exhibit 2 – Software Defined Networks
  • Exhibit 3 – Wearable smart rings

Related Reports

Focus Report Profile

Technologies

Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages 26

Status Current

Last updated 13 Feb 2018
Update History

Lead Analyst: Kylie Wansink

Contributing Analyst:

Purchase this Report

US$350.00

Licence Information

Share this Report

Purchase with Confidence

Moreover, the customer service personnel at BuddeComm helped me remedy an administrative problem within 5 minutes of sending the request...seriously, less than 5 minutes. All in all, Budde.com is a well-functioning organization with a useful product.

Eli Jellenc, VeriSign-iDefense Security Intelligence Services

Special Offers

India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
US$725.00 until 7 Mar 2018
(normal price US$1,450.00)

Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
US$575.00 until 7 Mar 2018
(normal price US$1,150.00)

Sample Reports

A selection of downloadable samples from our Annual Publications catalogue.


Download a Sample Report

More than 4,000 customers from 140 countries utilise BuddeComm Research

Are you interested in BuddeComm's Custom Research Service?

News & Views

Have the latest telecommunications industry news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to Paul's FREE weekly News & Views.