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Global Mobile Market - Key Statistics and Trends 2014


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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. The ongoing improvements in infrastructure have driven the continuing uptake of mobility and broadband around the world and in 2014 mobile broadband is in fact the fastest growth area for the overall telecoms sector. But increased usage has caused data traffic jams on the 3G networks as this infrastructure was not designed for the rapid increase in traffic over the last couple of years.

The release of 4G/LTE mobile broadband and growing uptake by consumers and businesses will certainly ease the issue in the short term - but as user uptake increases so will the amount of bandwidth consumed. Anticipation of the growing demand has resulted in LTE becoming the fastest developing mobile technology to date.

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 including both mobile voice and mobile broadband. It identifies key trends as well as exploring important markets for future opportunities.

Latest developments:

A 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.


1. Synopsis
2. Global market summary
2.1 Global mobile broadband
3. Global mobile subscriptions
4. Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX)
4.1 Software-defined networks
4.2 Global mobile revenue
5. Global mobile broadband statistics
5.1 Mobile broadband connections and technology
5.2 Mobile data traffic
6. Leading global carriers
7. Technology insights
7.1 HSPA
7.2 LTE
7.3 WiMAX
7.4 IMS
8. The spectrum issue
8.1 Spectrum issue more to it than meets the eye
8.2 White spaces overview and examples
8.2.1 USA
8.2.2 Canada
8.2.3 UK
8.2.4 Australia
8.2.5 Africa
8.2.6 Singapore
9. The changing state of the industry
9.1 Mobile location based services (MLBS)
9.2 HetNet architecture
9.3 Small cell networks
9.4 Industry begins to discuss 5G
9.5 Monetising mobile towers
9.6 Fixed Mobile Conversion
10. Related reports
Table 1 Global - mobile subscriptions and annual change 2009 - 2014
Table 2 Regional - mobile subscribers 2009 2013
Table 3 Global - telecoms capital expenditure (CAPEX) 2008 - 2014
Table 4 Global - mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) 2010 - 2014
Table 5 Global mobile services revenue 2012; 2013; 2018
Table 6 Global mobile broadband market share by technology Q1 2013
Table 7 Regional mobile broadband connections Q1 2013
Table 8 Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions 2011; mid 2012
Table 9 Worldwide monthly mobile data traffic 2000; 2011; 2012; 2013
Table 10 Regional mobile data traffic growth CAGR 2012 - 2017
Table 11 Global top 20 mobile operators by connections and revenue Q1 2013
Table 12 Global top 13 mobile parent carriers by subscribers 2012
Table 13 Worldwide LTE subscribers 2011 - 2018
Table 14 Worldwide LTE growth 2010 - 2013
Table 15 Global smart phone operating system market share 2010; 2011; 2012; Q3 2013
Table 16 Worldwide MLBS subscribers 2008 2014
Table 17 Worldwide MLBS revenue 2007; 2009; 2011; 2013; 2015
Table 18 Historical - regional MLBS revenue 2009
Chart 1 Global - mobile subscriptions 2009 - 2014
Chart 2 Global top 13 mobile carriers by subscribers - 2012
Exhibit 1 Defined: HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
Exhibit 2 WiMAX Forum
Exhibit 3 What is IMS?
Exhibit 4 White Spaces
Exhibit 5 Indoor Location Based Services
Exhibit 6 Mobile infrastructure running out of steam

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