- Language: English
- 830 Pages
- Published: April 2012
- Region: Global
World Telecom Services Markets 20th Edition
- Published: July 2010
- Region: Global
- 38 Pages
This report analyses the overriding trends and changes taking place in telecom services markets around the globe. It explores the driving forces behind the market’s growth and transformation including an examination of the chief market trends, the latest news about the operators with the main merger and acquisitions and their rankings, plus volume and value forecasts up to 2014 by geographical areas, countries and markets.
- With close to 2% growth worldwide the recovery is confirmed, yet is the gap between developed and emerging markets getting wider?
- Can strong growth in mobile data offset declining voice revenues?
- Is the expansion of broadband Internet and data services sufficient to support the markets' growth?
- What effect do changes in market hierarchies have on operator rankings?
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Markets and Forecasts up to 2014 by country and by segment:
- Fixed telephony
- Mobile services: 2G/3G
- Data and Internet: Dial-up, DSL, Cable modem, FTTx
1. Executive Summary
1.1. Recovery is under way
1.2. Trends by market
1.3. Trends by region
2.2. Definition of indicators and sources
3. Mergers and Acquisitions
4.1. Rankings by revenue
4.2. Rankings by subscriber base
6. North America
8. Latin America
9. Africa and the Middle East
Index of Tables
Table 1: Forecasted change in economic activity in March, July, November 2009 and May 2010 for four emerging economies
Table 2: Forecasted change in economic activity in March, July, November 2009 and May 2010 for the eurozone and the United States
Table 3: Global telecommunications services market, 2006-2010
Table 4: Worldwide – Telecom services markets by region, 2007-2011
Table 5: Worldwide – Landline subscribers, 2007-2010
Table 6: Worldwide – Mobile customers, 2007-2010
Table 7: Worldwide – Broadband subscribers, 2007-2010
Table 8: Key mergers and acquisitions in 2009-2010
Table 9: Ranking of the largest telecom operators worldwide in 2009 according to revenue
Table 10: Top 10 telecom operators worldwide in 2009 in number of subscribers/lines
Table 11: Europe – Telecom services market, 2006-2010
Table 12: Europe – Telecom services markets by area, 2006-2010
Table 13: Europe – Leading telecom services markets, 2008-2009
Table 14: Europe – Landline subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 15: Europe – Mobile customers, 2006-2009
Table 16: Europe – Broadband subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 17: North America – Telecom services market, 2006-2010
Table 18: North America – Telecom services markets by country, 2006-2009
Table 19: North America – Landline subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 20: North America – Mobile customers, 2006-2009
Table 21: North America – Broadband subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 22: Asia-Pacific – Telecom services market, 2006-2010
Table 23: Asia-Pacific – Leading telecom services markets, 2008-2009
Table 24: Asia-Pacific – Landline subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 25: Asia-Pacific – Mobile customers, 2006-2009
Table 26: Asia-Pacific – Broadband subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 27: Latin America – Telecom services market, 2006-2010
Table 28: Latin America – Landline subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 29: Latin America – Mobile customers, 2006-2009
Table 30: Latin America – Broadband subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 31: Africa and the Middle East – Telecom services market, 2006-2010
Table 32: Africa and the Middle East – Landline subscribers, 2006-2009
Table 33: Africa and the Middle East – Mobile customers, 2006-2009
Table 34: Africa and the Middle East – Broadband subscribers, 2006-2009
Index of Figures
Figure 1: HHI of mobile telephony in the five largest European mobile markets
Figure 2: Ranking of the top 10 telecom operators worldwide in 2009 according to revenue
Figure 3: Ranking of top 10 telecom operators worldwide in 2009 in number of subscribers/lines
Global market worth 1,348.9 billion USD in 2009
In the latest edition of its half-yearly report “The World Telecom Services Market” IDATE’s experts are analysing the global recovery and impacts on the telecom services market. Yet the recession did not leave telecom services untouched. In many cases it exacerbated the decline of fixed phone service in advanced countries. Mobile services were unable to sustain growth and even recorded a drop in several advanced markets.
“We continue to expect a gradual recovery in 2010, fueled by growth in emerging economies, and a return to growth in 2011 ” comments Carole Manero, project manager and senior consultant at IDATE.
Trends by market
The value of the global telecom services market grew just 0.6% in 2009, which was lower than what we anticipated in our previous publication. After the slowdown that began in 2008 (growth was just +3.5%, down 2 points compared to the 2007 rate), the telecommunications services market again stumbled in 2009 with a rate of less than 1%. This was as much the result of a difficult economic situation as of structural adjustments related to the maturity of the sector in a number of segments and regions. It is easy to see in this positive growth a sort of resistance to the economic outlook, given that other industries experienced major setbacks. Though they were not spared by the crisis, telecom services were still able to capitalize on the subscription concept underlying their business model.
The global market was worth 1,340.3 billion USD in 2008 and 1,348.9 billion USD in 2009 (.0.6% growth). The global market is increasingly dominated by mobile services (55%), whereas in fixed services, there is a strong shift from phone to Internet, and especially broadband.
Growth of revenue from mobile services continues to drop. Down from 11% in 2007, the worldwide growth of the mobile services market fell by two-thirds over two years to just 3% in 2009. This may seem reasonable given that more than half the planet owns a mobile phone and penetration exceeds 80% in most industrialized markets. Yet a comparison with the dynamic growth in devices (+15.5% in 2009) provides a glimpse into the pressure on revenue per subscriber. This is a natural consequence of the massive influx of low-revenue customers from emerging markets. But the pressure is also noticeable in advanced markets, especially in Europe. The number of mobile customers worldwide has reached 4.6 billion (for monthly growth of some 51 million customers!).
With total sales estimated at 737.5 billion USD in 2009, mobile services remain the main driver of overall growth. They have represented more than half of total global revenue from telecom services for four consecutive years (in 2009 their share was 55%) and have accounted for more than twice that of fixed telephony since 2009.
The decline of fixed telephony began in 2002 and again picked up speed in 2009, plummeting 7%, with revenues falling to 348.6 billion USD. This left its share of the total telecommunications services market at just over one-quarter (26%), compared to one-third in 2006 (33%). In three years, fixed telephony lost 14% of its value. The substitution of landlines with mobile phones, coupled with a shift toward IP, is responsible for the drop in the number of fixed lines in use and the sharp decline in average revenue per line.
With revenues of 262.9 billion USD for 2009, other services (Internet and data) continue to gain ground, driven by Internet services in particular. Their share of total telecom services has slowly but steadily grown, by 0.4 to 0.8 points per year since 2006. It reached 19.5% in 2009 compared to 17.5% in 2006 and less than 15% in 2001. In 2009, for the first time, their contribution to growth was unable to offset the loss incurred by fixed telephony with a whopping 26.7 billion USD loss for fixed voice versus a 12.1 billion USD gain for fixed data. Nonetheless, the surge in Internet services, especially broadband, is remarkable. In terms of volume, the number of fixed broadband customers again jumped by some 58.4 million (+14%) in 2009, amounting to 4.9 million new customers per month worldwide. At this pace, we expect the 500 million customer mark to be passed during 2010. At the end of 2009, high-speed accounted for more than three-quarters (77%) of the world’s Internet connections.
Countries & Regions
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
Rest of Europe