@CloudExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Kevin Benedict, Mark Herring, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Global Mobile Industry: The New Driver of Economy

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

Global Mobile Industry: The New Driver of Economy


The evolution of mobile phones has enabled people to connect, interact and consume information from the remotest corners of the world. It has had a positive impact on communication, social inclusion, economic development and productivity through the use of the latest technologies such as 3G, 4G, LTE and VoIP.

While the developed world is experiencing subscribers and connections growth stagnation, there is huge growth potential in the developing countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific and African regions. As fixed lines often remain underdeveloped and inaccessible to the majority of the population, there is a paradigm shift towards mobile phones.
With global mobile penetration reaching an all time high at 96 percent, almost half of the world's population is using mobile communication. Globally, there were 3.4 billion unique mobile subscribers and 6.9 billion SIM connections in 2013, with an average of 1.8 active SIM cards per unique subscriber.

The number of mobile broadband connections has also grown astoundingly to well over two billion in 2013 from 364 million in 2009. This growth is expected to continue and India is predicted to be the second largest mobile broadband market by 2016, with 367 million connections, following China with 639 million connections.
According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 3G mobile network covers 45 percent of the world's population in 159 countries. In addition, 4G technology is already available in some countries. Mobile manufacturing company, Ericsson, has forecasted that by 2017, 85 percent of the world's population will be covered by high-speed mobile networks.

Higher speed networks and more advanced devices are enabling the growth of various applications such as video streaming, internet browsing and file downloads. At a global level, the rate of growth in data traffic is likely to surpass the growth in mobile connections.
Moreover, the Global System for Mobiles Association (GSMA) states that global mobile operators have spent over USD 1 trillion in the last six years. Investment has been focused both on improving network coverage and on facilitating the growth in mobile broadband connections. Going forward, telecom companies are expected to invest around USD 1.7 trillion by 2020.

The mobile industry has played a crucial role in the global economy as an innovation platform for new services. Mobile operators provide unique opportunities to reach new customers and to monetise products and services. There has been an accelerating rate of new service launches in developing regions over recent years. While the health sector still accounts for the majority of services overall, recent growth has been driven by financial services, learning and employment. Mobile platforms and the growing number of app stores and innovation hubs across the world have lowered entry barriers for developers. A recent report estimated that there are already over a 100 billion app downloads a year, with the "App Economy" in Europe alone generating revenues of over Euro 10 billion per annum.

Mobile channels can be utilized to provide access to financial services such as payments, transfers, insurance, savings, and credit, in ways that are more cost-efficient, safe and convenient than the existing alternatives. In many developing countries, mobile network operators have unique assets and incentives to deliver these services.
Mobile money is now available in most developing and emerging markets. In 2013, there were 219 mobile money services in 84 countries. While the majority of services remain in Sub- Saharan Africa, mobile money has significantly expanded outside of the region. With 19 planned mobile money launches, Latin America has the second largest number of planned services after Sub-Saharan Africa.

The prospect of economic growth through mobiles is extremely bright, but it also has a range of new challenges. At a global level, one in six people will be over 60 in the next decade, which will have a tremendous impact on core public services such as healthcare at a time when there are likely to be ongoing pressures on government spending and mobile can help in delivering the health service with the use of m-Healthcare. Innovation in technology presents the opportunity to address these pressing needs of society. When coupled with innovations in big data analytics, cloud computing and 3D printing, the opportunity to connect the physical and the digital provides a unique platform to improve the quality of life and productivity.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary
1. Overview
1.1 Global Telecom Industry
1.2 Use of Internet
1.3 Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Penetration
1.4 Revenue and Investment Trends
2. Global Mobile Data and Services Industry
3. Global Mobile Broadband Proliferation
4. Mobile Applications: Carving a Niche
4.1 Global Mobile Apps Scenario
5. Global Trends in Mobile Industry
5.1 SIM Penetration
5.2 Commercial Model
5.3 Mobile Data - Gaining Momentum
5.4 Investment by Service Providers
5.5 Data Aggregation and Mining
5.6 Mobile Financial Services
5.7 Mobile Commerce (m-Commerce) Market
5.8 Mobile Healthcare (m-Health) Market
6. Growth Regions
6.1 Europe
6.1.1 Mobile Subscription and SIM Penetration
6.1.2 Multiple SIM Syndrome
6.1.3 Operational Model Mix
6.1.4 Technological Advancement
6.1.5 Explosive Growth of Smartphones
6.1.6 Way Ahead
6.2 Sub-Saharan Africa
6.2.1 Subscribers and SIM Penetration
6.2.2 Low Fixed Line Penetration
6.2.3 Multiple SIM Syndrome
6.2.4 Technology Adoption
6.2.5 ARPU in the Region
6.2.6 Mobile Broadband
6.2.6 Role of Mobile in Socio-Economic Development
6.2.7 Way Ahead
6.3 Asia-Pacific
6.3.1 Subscribers and SIM Penetration
6.3.2 Multiple SIM Syndrome
6.3.3 Technology Adoption
6.3.4 Growth Potential
6.3.5 Mobile as an Economic and Social Growth Enabler
6.3.6 Way Forward
7. Major Players
7.1 Verizon Communications Inc.
7.2 AT&T Inc.
7.3 Vodafone Group Plc.
7.4 Telefónica, S.A.
7.5 Deutsche Telekom AG
7.6 Telenor ASA
7.7 China Mobile Limited
7.8 MTN Group Limited
7.9 Bharti Airtel Limited
7.10 Reliance Communications Limited
7.11 Idea Cellular Limited
7.12 Tata Communications Limited
7.13 Telecom Italia S.p.A
7.14 Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
7.15 Alcatel-Lucent
7.16 NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
7.17 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC
7.18 SoftBank Corp.
7.19 KDDI Corporation
7.20 Swisscom AG
7.21 China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
7.22 BT Group plc.
7.23 Telstra Corporation Limited
7.24 Telkom SA SOC Limited
7.25 Cable & Wireless Communications Plc
7.26 Mobistar S.A.
7.27 Level 3 Communications, Inc.
7.28 Frontier Communications Corporation
7.29 Windstream Holdings, Inc.
7.30 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
8. Outlook
Global Mobile Industry: The New Driver of the Economy

List of Charts

Chart 1: Global Fixed Telephone Subscribers, 2009 - 2013
Chart 2: Global Mobile Subscribers, 2009 - 2013
Chart 3: Outlook - Global Mobile Subscribers, 2014 - 2018
Chart 4: Global Mobile Phone Penetration Rate, 2013
Chart 5: Region-wise Share of Mobile Subscribers, 2013
Chart 6: Worldwide Internet Users, 2013
Chart 7: Global Households with Internet Access, 2013
Chart 8: Global Mobile Broadband Connection, 2009 - 2013
Chart 9: Outlook - Global Mobile Broadband Connection, 2014 - 2018
Chart 10: Global Telecom Industry Revenue, 2009 - 2013
Chart 11: Outlook - Global Telecom Industry Revenue, 2009 - 2013
Chart 12: Global Active Mobile-Broadband Subscribers, 2009 - 2013
Chart 13: Region-wise Mobile Broadband Penetration, 2013
Chart 14: Global Mobile Apps Spending, 2009 - 2013
Chart 15: Outlook - Global Mobile Apps Spending, 2009 - 2013
Chart 16: Unique Subscribers and SIM Connections in the World, 2013
Chart 17: Global Mobile Connection Model, 2013
Chart 18: Unique Subscribers in Europe, 2009 - 2013
Chart 19: Operational Model Mix in Europe, 2013
Chart 20: Unique Subscribers in SSA, 2009 - 2013
Chart 21: SIM Connections in SSA, 2009 - 2013
Chart 22: Fixed and Mobile Household Penetration in African Countries, 2012
Chart 23: 3G Penetration Rate in Africa, 2013
Chart 24: Access to Basic Services in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013
Chart 25: Unique Subscribers in Asia-Pacific, 2009 - 2013
Chart 26: Outlook - Unique Subscribers in Asia-Pacific, 2014 - 2018
Chart 27: Total Connections and Penetration Rate by Country in Asia-Pacific, 2013
Chart 28: Net Sales - Verizon Communications Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 29: Net Profit - Verizon Communications Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 30: Net Sales - AT&T Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 31: Net Profit - AT&T Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 32: Net Sales - Vodafone Group Plc., FY2010 - FY2014
Chart 33: Net Profit - Vodafone Group Plc., FY2010 - FY2014
Chart 34: Net Sales - Telefonica, S.A., 2010 - 2013
Chart 35: Net Profit - Telefonica, S.A., 2010 - 2013
Chart 36: Net Sales - Deutsche Telekom AG, 2010 - 2013
Chart 37: Net Profit - Deutsche Telekom AG, 2010 - 2013
Chart 38: Net Sales - Telenor ASA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 39: Net Profit - Telenor ASA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 40: Net Sales - China Mobile Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 41: Net Profit - China Mobile Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 42: Net Sales - MTN Group Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 43: Net Profit - MTN Group Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 44: Net Sales - Bharti Airtel Ltd., FY2009 - FY2013
Chart 45: Net Profit - Bharti Airtel Ltd., FY2009 - FY2013
Chart 46: Net Sales - Reliance Communication Ltd., FY2010 - FY2014
Chart 47: Net Profit - Reliance Communication Ltd., FY2010 - FY2014
Chart 48: Net Sales - Idea Cellular Limited, FY2010 - FY2013
Chart 49: Net Profit - Idea Cellular Limited, FY2010 - FY2013
Chart 50: Net Sales - Tata Communications Limited, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 51: Net Profit - Tata Communications Limited, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 52: Net Sales - Telecom Italia SpA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 53: Net Profit - Telecom Italia SpA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 54: Net Sales - Emirates Telecom Corporation, 2010 - 2013
Chart 55: Net Profit - Emirates Telecom Corporation, 2010 - 2013
Chart 56: Net Sales - Alacatel - Lucent, 2010 - 2013
Chart 57: Net Profit - Alacatel - Lucent, 2010 - 2013
Chart 58: Net Sales - NTT Docomo Inc., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 59: Net Profit - NTT Docomo Inc., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 60: Net Sales - Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, 2010 - 2013
Chart 61: Net Profit - Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, 2010 - 2013
Chart 62: Net Sales - SoftBank Corp., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 63: Net Profit - SoftBank Corp., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 64: Net Sales - KDDI Corp., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 65: Net Profit - KDDI Corp., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 66: Net Sales - Swisscom AG, 2010 - 2013
Chart 67: Net Profit - Swisscom AG, 2010 - 2013
Chart 68: Net Sales - China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 69: Net Profit - China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 70: Net Sales - BT Group plc, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 71: Net Profit - BT Group plc, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 72: Net Sales - Telstra Corp. Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 73: Net Profit - Telstra Corp. Ltd., 2010 - 2013
Chart 74: Net Sales - Telkom SA SOC Ltd., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 75: Net Profit - Telkom SA SOC Ltd., FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 76: Net Sales - Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 77: Net Profit - Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, FY2011 - FY2014
Chart 78: Net Sales - Mobistar SA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 79: Net Profit - Mobistar SA, 2010 - 2013
Chart 80: Net Sales - Level 3 Communications, Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 81: Net Profit - Level 3 Communications, Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 82: Net Sales - Frontier Communications Corporation, 2010 - 2013
Chart 83: Net Profit - Frontier Communications Corporation, 2010 - 2013
Chart 84: Net Sales - Windstream Holdings, Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 85: Net Profit - Windstream Holdings, Inc., 2010 - 2013
Chart 86: Net Sales - PLDT, 2010 - 2013
Chart 87: Net Profit - PLDT, 2010 - 2013
Global Mobile Industry: The New Driver of the Economy

List of Tables

Table 1: Company Details and Overview - Verizon Communications Inc.
Table 2: Company Details and Overview - AT&T Inc.
Table 3: Company Details and Overview - Vodafone Group Plc.
Table 4: Company Details and Overview - Telefónica, S.A.
Table 5: Company Details and Overview - Deutsche Telekom AG
Table 6: Company Details and Overview - Telenor ASA
Table 7: Company Details and Overview - China Mobile Limited
Table 8: Company Details and Overview - MTN Group Limited
Table 9: Company Details and Overview - Bharti Airtel Limited
Table 10: Company Details and Overview - Reliance Communications Limited
Table 11: Company Details and Overview - Idea Cellular Limited
Table 12: Company Details and Overview - Tata Communications Limited
Table 13: Company Details and Overview - Telecom Italia SpA
Table 14: Company Details and Overview - Emirates Telecom Corporation (Etisalat)
Table 15: Company Details and Overview - Alacatel - Lucent
Table 16: Company Details and Overview - NTT Docomo Inc.
Table 17: Company Details and Overview - Mobile TeleSystems OJSC
Table 18: Company Details and Overview - SoftBank Corp.
Table 19: Company Details and Overview - KDDI Corporation
Table 20: Company Details and Overview - Swisscom AG
Table 21: Company Details and Overview - China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
Table 22: Company Details and Overview - BT Group plc
Table 23: Company Details and Overview – Telstra Corporation Limited
Table 24: Company Details and Overview – Telkom SA SOC Limited
Table 25: Company Details and Overview - Cable & Wireless Communications Plc
Table 26: Company Details and Overview - Mobistar SA
Table 27: Company Details and Overview - Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Table 28: Company Details and Overview - Frontier Communications Corporation
Table 29: Company Details and Overview - Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Table 30: Company Details and Overview - Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)

Read the full report:
Global Mobile Industry: The New Driver of Economy


For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com
Email: [email protected]  
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

SOURCE ReportBuyer

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone in...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching ...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...