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 Key Buyers
In contrast to domestic markets, which typically exhibit a high level of concentration, the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry has a low level of concentration. This can be attributed to large players dominating a country or a geographic region, but not having a major global presence. Over the next five years, companies with extensive operations in the emerging markets of South America, India and China are expected to significantly increase their market shares. These countries and regions are characterized by high wireless penetration, but low average revenue per user (ARPU)... read more