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Global Mobile Market - Major Industry Trends and Statistics


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Global Mobile Market - Major Industry Trends and Statistics

In 2017 the global mobile market has its sights firmly set on the opportunities offered through mobile data as well as looking for potential new revenues streams presented by the enterprise sector, data mining, 5G and emerging markets. Unique mobile subscribers have reached well over 4 billion and mobile broadband subscriptions are growing rapidly. While mobile and fixed will always exist in parallel, there is no doubt that with a faltering fixed network and an excellent mobile network, mobile will give fixed a run for its money.

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:

Data mining will be the next driver of mobile revenue;
Mobile operators need to rethink their business models;
For new ideas, the industry should look towards the OTT players;
5G will be the next development in mobile technology;
The allocating of mobile spectrum is a looming issue around the world.


1. Synopsis
2. Global mobile market analysis 2017
2.1 Highlighted trends for 2017 and beyond
3. Global mobile subscriptions
4. Global mobile broadband statistics
5. Financial insights
5.1 Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX)
5.2 Global mobile revenue
5.3 Global mobile data revenue
6. Can mobile operators afford a mobile-only strategy?
6.1 Data mining the next driver of mobile revenue
7. Mobile data traffic
8. Leading global carriers
9. The spectrum issue
10. Mobile handset and smartphone statistics
11. Mobile industry directions
11.1 Mobile location based services (MLBS)
11.2 HetNet architecture
11.3 Small cell networks
11.4 Monetising mobile towers
11.5 Fixed Mobile Conversion
12. Related reports
Table 1 Global mobile subscriptions, annual change and unique subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 2 Regional - mobile subscribers 2009 2015
Table 3 Global mobile broadband market share by technology 2015
Table 4 Global mobile broadband subscribers 2014 - 2017
Table 5 Regional mobile broadband penetration 2014 - 2016
Table 6 Regional mobile broadband active subscriptions 2014; 2015
Table 7 Top fifteen OECD countries by mobile broadband subscriptions Mid 2016
Table 8 Global mobile CAPEX 2014 - 2017
Table 9 Global telecoms CAPEX 2008 - 2017
Table 10 Global - mobile revenue 2014 - 2020
Table 11 Global - mobile data traffic 2000 - 2022
Table 12 Regional - mobile data traffic growth forecast 2014 - 2019
Table 13 Global top 20 mobile operators by connections and revenue Mid 2014
Table 14 Global - top 16 mobile parent carriers by subscribers 2014
Table 15 Global mobile handset shipments 2004 - 2017
Table 17 Share of mobile handset shipments by region 2012 - 2015
Table 18 Global smartphone shipments 2010 2016
Table 19 Global smartphone share of handset market 2009 - 2016
Chart 1 Global mobile subscriptions 2012 - 2017
Exhibit 1 5G
Exhibit 2 Global content delivery ecosystem
Exhibit 3 Software Defined Networks

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