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Global Telecoms - The Big Picture 2016 and Key Industry Statistics


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Global Telecoms - The Big Picture 2016 and Key Industry Statistics

The global telecoms sector in 2016 will see continued focus on the underlying trends of M2M, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and the over-arching Internet of Things. Telcos generally will focus more heavily on customer retention and churn in the face of dwindling revenues, while also improving mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure for the future. 4G LTE deployment is a key trend around much of the world and in appropriate markets there is also a keen investment in fixed broadband based on fibre. Over 140 countries now have a National Broadband Network (NBN) policy or plan.

Many of the operators in the emerging markets will focus primarily on mobile infrastructure with lower priced smart phones becoming a dominant trend. Mobile broadband infrastructure is becoming increasingly important in the emerging markets of Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, as the large populations place more and more demand on existing infrastructure.

This report provides a summary of key trends for the global telecoms sector as well as an overview of developments at a regional level. This valuable report also includes recent key statistics for the overall global telecoms industry as well as statistics for the mobile, mobile broadband, Internet, satellite and fixed broadband sectors. It also includes a ranking of the top telcos (2014) as well as global telecoms and mobile CAPEX and revenue.

Latest developments:

In 2016 Africa continues to see strong growth in mobile broadband use and data traffic, the result of several factors which are providing a beneficial environment for investment and customer take-up of services. Mobile network operators in Latin America are gearing up for further investment in network infrastructure in 2016 as customer demand for mobile data reaches new heights. With some 3.6 billion people across Asia using mobile phones; the region is already rapidly advancing in its exploiting of mobile data/wireless broadband services. In the developed markets like the US, mobile subscriber growth has slowed due to high penetration levels but mobile data use remains strong, in line with the fast development of LTE networks and the high take-up of smartphones. The European mobile market also has reached such high penetration levels that there is little room for further growth in the voice sector. The European broadband market is also being transformed by emerging technologies.


1. Synopsis
2. Key global trends for telcoms industry
3. Key regional trends developing markets
3.1 Middle East
3.2 Africa
3.3 Asia
3.4 Latin America
4. Key regional trends developed markets
4.1 USA
4.2 Europe
4.3 Australia
5. Global mobile key statistics
5.1 Wireless/mobile broadband
6. Global Internet key statistics
6.1 Fixed broadband
7. Global telecommunications expenditure
7.1 Global telecoms CAPEX
7.2 Global mobile CAPEX
7.3 Global telecoms outsourcing
8. Global telecoms revenue
8.1 Global telecoms revenue
8.2 Global mobile revenue
9. Global telecoms traffic
9.1 IP traffic
9.2 Mobile data traffic
10. Satellite services
10.1 Satellite industry revenue
10.2 Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
10.3 Satellite broadband
10.4 Direct broadcasting services/satellite radio
11. Ranking of top carriers
11.1 Global top 16 major mobile parent carriers by subscribers
11.2 Global major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers
12. Conclusion
12.1 Report from the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona 2015
12.2 What do customers want from mobile operators?
13. Related reports
Table 1 Global - telecom statistics at a glance 2013; 2016
Table 2 Mobile broadband subscribers Middle East and Africa 2014 - 2015
Table 3 Global mobile subscriptions, annual change and unique subscribers 2009 - 2016
Table 4 Regional - mobile subscribers 2009 2015
Table 5 Global mobile broadband market share by technology 2015
Table 6 Regional mobile broadband penetration and active subscriptions 2014; 2015
Table 7 Top ten OECD countries by mobile broadband subscriptions 2012; 2014
Table 8 Global - Internet users and annual change 2009 - 2016
Table 9 Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2016
Table 10 Regional market share of fixed broadband subscribers 2014; 2015
Table 11 Global broadband subscribers by access technology Q1 2014
Table 12 Global - broadband market share by access technology Q1 2013; Q1 2014; Q1 2015
Table 13 Global telecoms CAPEX 2008 - 2016
Table 14 Global mobile CAPEX 2011 - 2020
Table 15 Global - telecoms services revenue 2008 - 2016
Table 16 Global - mobile and mobile data revenue 2012 - 2020
Table 17 Global - mobile data traffic 2000; 2011 - 2015; 2019
Table 18 Regional - mobile data traffic growth forecast 2014 - 2019
Table 19 Global total satellite industry revenue 2008 - 2014
Table 20 Global - satellite services revenue 2003 - 2014
Table 21 Global - satellite broadband revenue 2009 - 2014
Table 22 Global - top 16 mobile parent carriers by subscribers 2014
Table 23 Major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers - 2014
Chart 1 Global subscriptions, unique subscribers and annual change 2009 2015
Chart 2 Global evolution of mobile CAPEX 2011 - 2020
Chart 3 Global - top 16 mobile carriers by subscribers 2014
Chart 4 Major 17 fixed-line carriers by subscribers - 2014
Exhibit 1 Major global fixed satellite service operators
Exhibit 2 2nd Generation satellites

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