Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, wireless communications have become essential to the day-to-day lives of the majority of the world's consumers. As a result, demand for the industry has surged with revenue following suit. Over the five years to 2013, revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.6% to a staggering $1.5 trillion. In general, industry firms have adopted two primary strategies to grow revenue: growing subscriber numbers and increasing average revenue per user (ARPU). These strategies are largely dependent on the domestic economies in which firms operate.
The overwhelming majority of new wireless subscriptions over the past five years have emanated from emerging markets in Asia, particularly those of India and China... read more
Starting a New Business
Companies looking to enter the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry face a number of significant barriers to entry. The most formidable of these barriers are the capital intensity of the industry and its regulatory backdrop. Industry firms allocate a significant amount of capital toward the building and upgrading of wireless networks. Gaining access to large amounts of capital is difficult, especially in the current economic climate, and may preclude some firms from entering the industry.
The high rate of technological change in the industry intensifies its capital intensiveness... read more