Global Mobile Market - Key Statistics and Trends 2014
Wireless services are a key area for telecoms industry growth in 2014 and industry players around the world are competing heavily for a lead position in these developments. In particular the emerging markets continue to be target of local and international telcos alike with the BRIC market (Brazil, Russia, India, China) again in the spotlight for 2014. China Mobile is the leading mobile carrier worldwide in terms of subscribers, revenue and connections. China continues to extend its lead as the single largest mobile market in the world. Other emerging markets like Myanmer have also gained unprecedented recent international attention.
Despite the positive future ahead for the mobile sector it must also be acknowledged that many carriers are currently facing financial woes, with stagnating revenues, declining ARPUs and increasing competition from other types of players like Apple.
This BuddeComm report provides insights and statistics on the current global mobile market and identifies key trends as well as exploring important markets for future opportunities. Please note, where possible statistics for 2014 have been provided.
Another looming issue around the world is the allocating of mobile spectrum. The fact that businesses are knocking on the doors of their governments asking for spectrum is a clear indication that this telco real estate market is hotting up. It is no surprise that an industry which has become completely dependent upon on mobile technology developments for future growth is now beginning to float the idea of 5G infrastructure in the future.
Key statistical information:
Global mobile subscriptions; Mobile subscribers by region; Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX); Global top 20 mobile operators; Global top 13 wireless carriers by revenue and subscribers; Global smart phone operating system market share; Regional mobile data traffic growth; Various mobile statistics for the BRIC markets.