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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 1Q13 Update

Published: 20 March 2013

ID: G00247619

Analyst(s): Stephanie Baghdassarian , Brian Blau, Jessica Ekholm , Bruno Lakehal , Atsuro Sato, Shalini Verma, Elia San Miguel


Mobile services revenue is expected to reach $1.3 trillion (in constant U.S. dollars) by 2017. Mobile connections will grow to 8.1 billion by 2017, helped by uptake of mobile data cards, connected devices in mature markets and organic growth in emerging markets.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes Made in 4Q12 Forecast and Analysis


  • Multi-SIM, Data Card and Connected Device Ownership
  • Consumer and Enterprise Spending
  • CSP Marketing and Pricing Strategies
  • Network Coverage — Rural and Urban
  • Regulatory Impact

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Mobile Connections
    • ARPU
    • Influencing Factors

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