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World Telecom CapEx Dynamics - Telcos’ & OTT Players’ Investment Challenges

  • ID: 4760810
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 23 pages
  • IDATE
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As the need to deploy superfast access networks (FTTx, 5G…) becomes more and more pressing, telcos are having to sustain massive investments.

Based on an analysis of the global marketplace and its players (24 countries and more than 30 telcos covered), this report provides details on fixed and mobile CapEx from 2012 to 2017, and compares the different regional trends.

  • What has telcos’ CapEx dynamic been over the past 5 years?
  • What is the spending gap between fixed and mobile networks?
  • Which regions have seen the highest increase in telecoms infrastructure CapEx? And the lowest?
  • What is telcos’ revenue to CapEx ratio?
  • How does OTTs’ CapEx compare with telcos’?

Dataset Scope

Indicators per country for 24 countries

  • Total amount of investment or CapEx (capital expenditure)
  • Amount of CapEx per market segment (fixed, mobile)
  • CapEx/sales (gross revenues of operators analysed), if applicable

Indicators per region for five regions

  • Total amount of investment or CapEx
  • Amount of CapEx per market segment (fixed, mobile)

Data

  • Historical data 2012-2017

Data conversion

  • Country data was converted into euros (EUR)
  • Exchange rates (average 2017 exchange rate according to the International Monetary Fund, or IMF) are specified in the tab entitled ‘exchange rates’ and were applied throughout the period.

Geographical coverage

  • Five main regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa-Middle East
  • Countries within each region are listed below.

Geographic Area

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea

Europe

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Middle East & Africa

North America

  • Canada
  • United States
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FEATURED COMPANIES

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1. Global Trends
1.1. Telcos’ overall CapEx down in 2016 and 2017
1.2. Spending on mobile networks still accounts for more than half of global CapEx
1.3. Expenditure proportionate to Revenues

2. Regional trends
2.1. Widely disparate regional dynamics
2.2. Slow but steady growth in Europe
2.3. Top 5 West European markets account for 60% of regional CapEx
2.4. Wireless CapEx under pressure in North America
2.5. Asia-Pacific, the Chinese effect
2.6. Strong growth in Latin America
2.7. Mobile first in MEA

3. Top Telcos’ CapEx
3.1. China Mobile on top
3.2. Wide array of CapEx to sales ratios

List of tables and figures

1. Global Trends
Telcos’ CapEx worldwide, 2012-2017
Wireline and wireless CapEx, 2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share, in 2017
Regional distribution of telcos’ CapEx on 2017
Regional breakdown of telecom service revenues in 2017

2. Regional trends
Telcos' CapEx CAGR 2012-2017 by region
Wireline and wireless CapEx on Europe,  2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share in Europe, 2017
National distribution of telcos’ CapEx on Europe in 2017
Wireline and wireless CapEx in North America, 2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share in North America, 2017
Wireline and wireless CapEx in Asia-Pacific, 2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share in Asia-Pacific, 2017
Wireline and wireless CapEx in Latin America, 2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share in Latin America, 2017
Wireline and wireless CapEx in Middle East Africa, 2012-2017
Wireline vs. wireless CapEx share in Middle East Africa, 2017

3. Top Telcos’ CapEx
Aggregated CapEx for the world’s top 30 telcos
World’s top telcos’ CapEx in 2017
CapEx to sales ratios in 2017
Highest spending ratios amongst the world’s top 30 telcos
Lowest spending ratios amongst the world’s top 30 telcos
CapEx – Telcos vs. OTTs, 2012 & 2017

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  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • America Móvil
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Baidu
  • BCE
  • Bharti Airtel
  • BT
  • Century Link
  • Charter (Time Warner Cable until 2015)
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Comcast
  • Deutsche Telecom
  • Etisalat
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • KDDI
  • KT
  • Liberty Global
  • Microsoft
  • MTN
  • Netflix
  • NTT
  • Orange
  • Rakuten
  • SFR/Altice
  • SK Telecom
  • Softbank
  • Swisscom
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telecom Players
  • Telefonica
  • Telenor
  • TeliaSonera
  • Telstra
  • Tencent
  • Twitter
  • Verizon
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