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Mobile capex: worldwide trends and forecasts 2017–2025

Roberto Kompany Senior Analyst, Research

"Mobile capex will not grow as quickly as previously anticipated, but it will reach USD175.7 billion by 2025 (with a CAGR of 4% during 2017–2022)."

This is Analysys Mason’s second comprehensive forecast of every aspect of mobile capex. This report provides an invaluable analysis of the key capex trends for operators, vendors and investors, at a time when operators have become more cautious about their wireless spending than previously anticipated.

The report provides:

  • a detailed breakdown of mobile operator capex to 2025, well into the second wave of 5G deployments
  • an in-depth view of how 5G, as well as related developments such as virtualisation and automation, will affect patterns of investment
  • an in-depth look at vendor implications and the effect of open-source solutions on the supply chain
  • capex forecasts broken down into eight geographic regions plus China, and six categories of spending (RAN, core, IT, infrastructure, transformation and non-network assets).