High-speed growth: Increased wireless penetration in emerging markets will expand revenue

Over 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 over the next five years as carriers complete fourth-generation network rollouts and benefit from booming demand for data services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

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. In addition, carriers have also invested significant sums in spectrum licenses. The...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Development of margin enhancing services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as GDP of the BRIC nations and Global consumer spending in the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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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 telephony and messaging services
  • Data services
  • Equipment and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing voice telephony services
  • Providing mobile messaging services
  • Providing mobile data services
  • Providing mobile backhaul services
  • Retailing handsets and associated equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global consumer spending
  • Global unemployment rate
  • Global population

  • Current Performance
    Surging subscriptions in emerging marketsCompetition in developed marketsTechnological advances
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Competition and consolidationData explosion
  • Table: Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Telecommunications
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Semiconductor & Electronic Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Voice telephony and messaging services
  • Data services
  • Equipment and other
  • Chart: Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Prepaid subscribers
  • Postpaid subscribers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Verizon Communications Inc., SoftBank Group Corp., China Mobile Limited,
  • Table: Verizon Communications Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: SoftBank Group Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: China Mobile Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Mobile Subscribers (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator that indicates whether revenue is due to increased customers or phone usage. ARPU equals revenue divided by the number of subscribers.
  • Churn Rate
  • Refers to the proportion of subscribers that discontinue service during a given time period (e.g. quarterly or annually). Customer churn measures a company's success in retaining customers.
  • M-Commerce
  • A transaction that is initiated or completed using a mobile electronic device.
  • Postpaid
  • A contract-based cell phone service that is paid for after use. Subscribers receive a bill that is based on their use of cell phone services for the month.
  • Prepaid
  • A cell phone service that is purchased prior to use. The subscriber purchases credit to use on a cell phone network and in doing so, avoids ongoing billing.
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