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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 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.

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 Products

Over the past five years, the industry has experienced a shift away from its traditional product (i.e. voice telephony) toward high-margin data services. While this shift is much more prominent in the developed world, data services are expected to increasingly cement themselves as the industry's main product moving forward. Indeed, fourth-generation (4G) networks are IP-based networks (i.e. where data is organized and transmitted in packets) and will eventually make no distinction between voice and data transmission.

Voice telephony

Voice telephony services account for 48.0% of revenue in 2014... 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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