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Mobile services worldwide: trends and forecasts 2017–2022 based on 2Q and 3Q 2017 data

Julia Martusewicz-Kulinska Senior Analyst, Research

"Mobile retail revenue will account for 60% of the total fixed and mobile retail telecoms revenue worldwide by 2022; large disparities will continue between regions in terms of network coverage, service adoption and pricing of services."

This report examines key trends and drivers and provides comprehensive mobile telecoms market forecasts worldwide and for 8 individually modelled regions: including North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, developed Asia–Pacific, emerging Asia–Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of 127 mobile KPIs for the worldwide telecoms markets and eight geographical regions
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for eight geographical regions
  • an overview of operator strategies and region-specific topics, in order to highlight similarities and differences by means of a cross-region comparison
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Coverage

Geographical coverage

 

Key performance indicators

Regions modelled

  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)
 

Connections

Mobile

  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone,
    non-smartphone

 

Mobile voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
 

Revenue

Mobile

  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data