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Mobile services worldwide: trends and forecasts 2020–2025

19 February 2021 | Research

Stefano Porto Bonacci

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (29 slides) | Mobile Services

"Mobile revenue growth worldwide will be driven by a large user bases in developing regions and increased spending on mobile data services."


Revenue from the provision of mobile services will continue to account for more than 60% of the total revenue generated by telecoms operators. This report examines key trends and drivers and provides a comprehensive worldwide mobile telecoms market forecast.

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of over 100 mobile KPIs for the worldwide telecoms market 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 and key implications for mobile operators.



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)


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



  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
  • Mobile data traffic


  • Service, retail, wholesale
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

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