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Global Mobile Market - Major Industry Trends and Statistics

Global Mobile Market - Major Industry Trends and Statistics

As we quickly approach 2018 it is timely 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 2017.


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. Mobile handset and smartphone statistics
10. Mobile industry directions
10.1 Data mining a next driver of mobile revenue
10.2 The spectrum issue
10.3 Mobile location based services (MLBS)
10.4 HetNet architecture
10.5 Small cell networks
10.6 Monetising mobile towers
10.7 Fixed Mobile Conversion
11. Related reports
Table 1 Global unique mobile subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 2 Regional - mobile subscriptions 2009 2017
Table 3 Global active mobile broadband subscriptions 2014 - 2017
Table 4 Regional mobile broadband penetration 2014 - 2016
Table 5 - Regional Active mobile broadband active subscriptions 2014 - 2017
Table 6 Top fifteen OECD countries by mobile broadband subscriptions Mid 2016
Table 7 Global mobile CAPEX 2014 - 2019
Table 8 Global telecoms CAPEX 2008 - 2017
Table 9 Global - mobile revenue 2014 - 2020
Table 10 Global average monthly mobile ARPU and annual change 2005 - 2016
Table 11 Selected country examples monthly mobile ARPU Q4 2016
Table 12 Global monthly mobile data traffic 2000 2016; 2021
Table 13 Regional - mobile data traffic growth forecast 2014 - 2019
Table 14 Global top 15 mobile operators by sales 2016
Table 15 Global mobile handset shipments 2004 - 2017
Table 16 Share of mobile handset shipments by region 2012 - 2015
Table 17 Global smartphone shipments 2010 2016
Table 18 Global smartphone share of handset market 2009 - 2016
Exhibit 2 Global content delivery ecosystem
Exhibit 2 Software Defined Networks

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