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
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