Mobile penetration is expected to expand from an estimated 129.7m in 2017 to 143.9m in 2022, growing at an annual average rate of 2.1% in 2018-22. As a result fixed-line subscriptions are in decline, and over the forecast period (2018-22) we expect a fall in the total number of subscriptions until 2019, followed by a recovery thereafter owing to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected to increase slightly from 43.7% in 2017 to 44.7% by 2022.
There were around 32m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2017, accounting for the vast majority of internet subscriptions. The penetration rate is high in regional terms. At an estimated 38.7% in 2017, it compares favourably with the EU average of 32.7% estimated for 2016.
Industry List: Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48