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Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers: Market Research Report

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Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | Apr 2014

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
China Mobile China Mobile market share
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$2tr
Annual Growth 09-14
4.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
2,253
Businesses
1,062,000
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In 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 2014, revenue is expected to grow an annualized 4.2% 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

Industry Investment

The Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is very capital intensive, reflecting the very high level of capital resources tied up in wireless telecommunication networks and infrastructure. Capital investment includes network infrastructure, land and spectrum. Mobile telecommunications carriers have been heavily investing in expanding the capacity of their existing wireless networks or rolling out new networks to increase capacity and improve product and service offerings. Much of this investment has been focused upgrading 3G networks and rolling out 4G networks. Additionally, carriers have also invested significant sums in spectrum licenses... read more

 


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What is the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

Firms in this industry operate and maintain switching and transmission facilities to provide direct communications via wireless radio transmission. Wireless services include cellular voice telephony services, messaging services, broadband data services and mobile backhaul services (i.e. transferring data from small subnetworks to a network core). Carriers may also retail mobile handsets and related equipment to consumers. The industry does not include mobile virtual network operators.

Industry Products
Voice telephonyMessagingData servicesEquipment
 
Industry Activities
Providing voice telephony servicesProviding mobile messaging servicesProviding mobile data servicesProviding mobile backhaul servicesRetailing handsets and associated equipment


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