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Global Update: Key Trends in Mobile & Fixed Telecoms - October 2002

  • Published: October 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 48 pages
  • Pyramid Research, Inc

A sweeping view of mobile and fixed markets around the world is provided in one report

This Global Update includes six Perspectives, covering the mobile and fixed markets for:

- Asia Pacific
- Central & Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- Africa/Middle East
- Latin America
- United States

Each Perspective begins by explaining a major trend or trends, such as fixed/mobile substitution or consolidation. The Perspective then highlights key developments in specific countries within the region. If, for example, an operator in Poland has decided to delay 3G migration, it will be noted here.

Key Trends in Asia-Pacific Mobile and Fixed Communications
Mobile
- Prepaid growth shows no sign of slowing down
- SMS is an interim relief but far from providing a solution
- Operators put more hope on mobile data solutions
- Key observations in Asia's mobile and mobile networks markets

Fixed
- Mobile dominance in the voice market is here to stay
- Asymmetric broadband opportunities
- Why does Singapore lag?
- Embrace substitution, don't fight it
- Key observations in Asia's fixed communications markets

Key Trends in Central & Eastern Europe Mobile and Fixed Communications
Mobile
- Overall operator revenue growth belies increasing urgency of mobile data contribution
- CEE ARPS: Mobile Data Starts Gradually to Gain Ground with Voice
- The SMS adoption wave continues, and MMS makes its debut
- SMS Patterns in Selected CEE Markets
- GPRS adoption at a tortoise's pace
- Key observations in Central and Eastern Europe's mobile markets

Fixed
- Fixed interconnection rates in CEE still exceed West European levels
- Interconnection disputes move into the courtroom
- Reduced interconnection rates fail to dent incumbent dominance
- Lesson from Estonia: proactive regulatory action pays off
- Key observations in Central and Eastern Europe's fixed communications markets

Key Trends in Western Europe Mobile and Fixed Communications
Mobile
- Consolidation gains impetus
- Goodbye to marginal operations
- Fewer players but no less competition
- Key observations in Western Europe's mobile market

Fixed
-Fixed voice revenue continues its inexorable decline
- The problem: prices are stabilizing, but line growth is nil …
- … While traffic migration to mobile networks continues
- All combining to exert downward pressure on tariffs
- The adverse impact on telcos' bottom line is palpable
- Looking to broadband for salvation, incumbents fight holding action on voice
- Key observations in Western Europe's fixed communications market

Key Trends in Africa/Middle East Mobile and Fixed Communications
Mobile
- Difficult economic times are disrupting supply dynamics
- A return of focus to the bottom line
- ARPU is looking up
- ARPU Evolution in Selected Markets
- Key observations in Africa/Middle East mobile and mobile networks markets

Fixed
- The travails of fixed telephony
- Slowly but surely, DSL is coming
- Key observations in Africa/Middle East fixed communications markets

Key Trends in Latin America Mobile and Fixed Communications
Mobile
- Mobile Subscriptions in the top 18 Latin American Countries, 2002-2007
- Mobile Subscriber Growth in Latin America, Select Countries, 1999-2004
- High handset prices and limited handset availability inhibit growth
- Secondary markets to extend lifespan of TDMA
- The need to think about the young and stylish
- The outlook for infrastructure vendors not too bright
- Key observations in Latin America's mobile and mobile networks markets

Fixed
- Latin America: Revenues from Fixed Voice Services, 1998-2007
- Identifying drivers and inhibitors of voice services revenues
- Main Drivers and Inhibitors of Fixed Voice Revenues in Latin America, 1998-2002
- Points to consider in the search for profitability
- Points to consider in the search for profitability
- Latin America: Average Revenue per Minute of DLD and Outgoing ILD, 1998-2007
- Key observations in Latin America's fixed communications markets

Key Trends in U.S. Communications
- U.S. Broadband Connections, 1998-2007
- U.S. Mobile Handset Sales, 2002E
- U.S. Mobile Network Spending, 2000-2007

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