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Global Telecoms - The Big Picture - Key Industry Statistics


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1. Synopsis
2. Global telecoms statistics at a glance
2.1 Key trends for telcos
2.2 Next on the chopping block – the infrastructure
2.3 The benefits of telecommunications are now OTT
3. Key global telecoms statistics
3.1 Global Internet and fixed broadband users
3.1.1 Leading broadband countries
3.1.2 Broadband subscribers by access technology
3.2 Global mobile connections
3.3 Wireless/mobile broadband
3.3.1 Global 3G subscribers
4. Ranking of top carriers
4.1 Top carriers worldwide
4.2 Top carriers in emerging markets
5. Global telecommunications expenditure and revenue
5.1 Global CAPEX
5.2 Infrastructure sharing to cut costs
5.3 Global telecoms revenue and spending
6. Satellite services
6.1 Satellite industry revenue
6.2 Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
6.2.1 2nd Generation satellites
6.3 Satellite broadband
6.4 Direct broadcasting services/satellite radio
7. Global telecoms outsourcing
8. Conclusions
8.1 Trans-sector going wireless
8.2 Why does the telco industry need to change?
9. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Worldwide telecom statistics at a glance – 2013
Table 2 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2013
Table 3 – Regional - Share of broadband subscribers – Q1 2011
Table 4 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2013
Table 5 – Market penetration of households with broadband access as a percentage of all households – selected countries – 2009 - 2011
Table 6 – Top ten countries by broadband subscriptions – Q2 2012
Table 7 – Fixed broadband access among internet households – selected countries – 2006 - 2011
Table 8 – Broadband market share by access technology – mid 2012
Table 9 – OECD - Broadband market share by access technology – 2008; Mid 2010; Mid 2011
Table 10 – USA; Europe; Asia-Pacific – number of FTTx subscribers – 2007 – mid 2011
Table 11 – Worldwide – Examples of top 5 markets with FTTx penetration > 1% – 2007; 2009; 2011
Table 12 – Mobile subscribers by region – 1993 - 2011
Table 13 – Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions - 2011
Table 14 – Worldwide 3G subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 15 – Top ten carriers worldwide by revenue – 2010; 2011
Table 16 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers worldwide by sales (historical) – 2008
Table 17 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers in emerging markets by sales – 2010
Table 18 – Top 15 publicly listed carriers in emerging markets by sales (historical) – 2008
Table 19 – Global telecoms capital expenditure – 2008 - 2012
Table 20 – Global telecoms expenditure as a percentage of GDP – 1990; 2006; 2009
Table 21 – Worldwide satellite industry revenue – 2008 - 2010
Table 22 – Worldwide satellite services revenue – 2003; 2006; 2008; 2010
Table 23 – Worldwide mobile satellite devices – 2008; 2010; 2018
Table 24 – Worldwide total contract value of outsourced services across all sectors – Q1 2008 – 2011; Q3 2011
Chart 1 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2013
Chart 2 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 – 2013
Chart 3 – Worldwide 3G subscribers - 2004 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – Major global fixed satellite service operators

Consumers are still enamoured by mobile technology - and smart phones and improved infrastructure have only fuelled the continuing uptake of mobility around the world. The number of Internet users continues to increase as the penetration of both fixed and mobile broadband becomes more accessible around the globe.

The reality nowadays is that the benefits of telecommunications are on top of the network and apply to social and economic benefits, healthcare, education, digital economy, businesses, new job creation, the green economy. All of these are potential opportunities and benefits that can be created on top of a robust telecommunications infrastructure.

This report provides a valuable summary of recent key worldwide telecoms statistics and trends, including the number of fixed lines; mobile connections; 3G subscribers (including HSPA); text messages sent; Internet users and worldwide broadband subscribers (including DSL statistics).

Also provided are statistics on worldwide telecoms capital expenditure (CAPEX), overall telecoms spending and revenues and key satellite services statistics. Information on the top 25 public carriers’ worldwide and top 15 public carriers in emerging markets in 2010 is also provided along with outsourcing market statistics. Please note: The focus of this report is on global statistics, with the most recent statistics included where available. Please refer to separate reports for regional and country specific statistics.

Latest developments:

There are well over 1 billion mobile broadband subscribers worldwide today, far more than the number of fixed broadband subscribers. Internet users continues to grow with well over 2 billion; AT&T, NTT and Verizon are the top 3 carriers worldwide in terms of sales; there are many carriers in emerging markets showing potential; global telecoms CAPEX recovered in 2011 and grew in 2012; satellite services leads growth in sector; telecoms outsourcing declines as companies restructure or re-negotiate existing contracts.


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