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The CSP revenue market shares and IT spending worldwide 2013

Executive summary
Executive summary
Market shares
Market shares: worldwide
CSPs in developed economies continue to account for most of telecoms revenue worldwide
The top-six telecoms operators accounted for 30.9% of service revenue worldwide in 2013
CSPs’ IT spending was USD123.8 billion in 2013, up 3.4% from 2012
Of the USD123.8 billion that CSPs spent on IT in 2013, 64% was telecoms-specific
Telecoms-specific (OSS and BSS) spending continued to rise despite falling capex and opex in 2013
Case study: Capex analysis of a Western European Tier 1 CSP
Case study: Opex analysis of a Western European Tier 1 CSP
Market shares: regional
Operational expenditure – spending by region
Operational expenditure – minimum and maximum average spending
Capital expenditure – spending by region
Capital expenditure – minimum and maximum average spending
Key trends by region [1]
Key trends by region [2]
Mobile ARPU by region – developed economies have significantly higher ARPU than other world regions
Market definitions
Definition of IT spending types
Definition and spending split of IT application areas
Definition of geographical regions [1]
Definition of geographical regions [2]
Data series definitions
About the authors and Analysys Mason
About the authors
About Analysys Mason
Research from Analysys Mason
Consulting from Analysys Mason
List of figures
Figure 1: Telecoms market revenue by region, 2013
Figure 2: Telecoms service revenue by operator, worldwide, 2013
Figure 3: CSPs’ telecoms revenue, opex, capex and IT spending, worldwide, 2012 and 2013
Figure 4: CSPs’ IT spending by region, worldwide, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: CSPs’ IT spending by type and Analysys Mason’s programme coverage, worldwide, 2013
Figure 6: Telecoms-specific IT spending as a percentage of total CSP spending in 2013
Figure 7: Capex for a Western European Tier 1 CSP, 2013
Figure 8: Opex for a Western European Tier 1 CSP, 2013
Figure 9: CSPs’ opex by region, 2013
Figure 10: CSPs’ opex as a percentage of CSPs’ revenue by region, 2013
Figure 11: Average minimum and maximum opex as a percentage of revenue, 2013
Figure 12: CSPs’ capex by region, 2013
Figure 13: CSPs’ capex as a percentage of revenue by region, 2013
Figure 14: Average minimum and maximum capex as a percentage of revenue, 2013
Figure 15: ARPU by region, 2013
Figure 16: Definition of IT spending types
Figure 17: CSPs’ IT spending in BSS/OSS, 2013
Figure 18: Definition of IT application areas
Figure 19: CSPs’ IT spending by application area, worldwide, 2013
Figure 20: Regional breakdown used in this report
Figure 21: Regional breakdown used in this report

The CSP revenue market shares and IT spending worldwide 2013

We have surveyed every telecoms service provider worldwide with annual revenue of over USD1 billion. We have analysed revenue, opex and capex of the largest communications service provider (CSP) groups and their spending habits in 2013.


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