Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers: Market Research Report

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Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | Jun 2015

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
China Mobile China Mobile market share
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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, resulting in a surge in demand. The overwhelming majority of new wireless subscriptions over the period have emanated from emerging markets, particularly those of India, China and Africa. In contrast, markets in developed economies have reached saturation, preventing wireless carriers in these markets from achieving the subscriber growth rates of their counterparts in emerging economies, and instead leading them to focus on increasing per-user revenue. Industry growth is expected to continue in the next five years, as carriers complete fourth-generation network rollouts and benefit from booming demand for data services... read more

Industry Locations

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in 2014, developing economies are expected to account for about 78.0% of mobile-cellular subscriptions, while developed economies account for a mere 22.0%. The number of mobile subscriptions worldwide is approaching the number of people on Earth, with developed economies averaging 121 mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants and developing economies averaging 90 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. The strongest mobile subscription growth is currently occurring in Africa and Asia and the Pacific, with penetration expected to reach 69.3% and 89.2%, respectively... read more


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What is the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

Companies 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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