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Mobile services 80% of telco growth over next 5 years

December 4, 2017

The contribution of mobile services to the growth of the global telecommunications services market over the 2016-2021 period is predited to be 80.4 per cent (+€ 64.1 billion in 5 years out of a total of + €79.7 billion) by iDate.

In the wireline segment, internet revenue is being largely offset by the rapid and inexorable decline of the traditional telephone market.

What is driving telecom market growth?

Changes in regional growth dynamics are due to a Growth stalled in North America while Europe is enjoying a slight uptick. Emerging markets are still the main source of global growth, but also slowing down.

Telecom services economy as a whole outperforming telecom services generating a growth gap that is expected to widen further still in 2017, and remain at between 4 and 5 points in the coming years. We are seeing a trend in both advanced markets due to competitive pressure and emerging ones due to regulation and economies of scale.

Key trends:

Growth for global revenue are moderate with a rise of +1.3 per cent a year on average between 2016 and 2021 against + 1.4 per cent during the past five years. Huge disparities and varying trends from region to region are virtually stable market in North America, European markets moving into the black, and over 3 per cent annual growth in the Africa-Middle East region.

Dynamic stay still a steady growth momentum for mobile adoption with over 8 billion mobile access lines at the end of 2016 and 9.4 billion forecast for 2021. This same growth being driven largely by emerging countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa. We notice a real surge in 4G/LTE lines, which could account for two-thirds of all mobile users in 2021. Broadband access also Threshold of one billion fixed broadband lines worldwide reached in 2017 in addition of a more or less rapid transition so superfast access in advanced economies.

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