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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 3Q13 Update

Published: 19 September 2013

ID: G00247621

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


Mobile services revenue is expected to reach $1.2 trillion (in constant U.S. dollars) by 2017. Mobile connections will grow to 8.0 billion by 2017, reaching less lucrative consumer segments in emerging and mature markets, which pressurizes CSPs' average revenue per unit targets.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes Made in the 3Q13 Forecast and Analysis
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin America
    • North America
    • Japan
    • The Middle East and Africa


  • 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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