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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 03 January 2014

ID: G00247622

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


In 2017, mobile connections will grow to 8.0 billion and mobile services revenue will reach $1.2 trillion (in constant U.S. dollars). Western Europe will see a muted recovery of services revenue resulting in annual average decline of −1.5% through 2017.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes Made in the 4Q13 Forecast and Analysis
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin America
    • Japan
    • Middle East and Africa
    • North America


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

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Mobile Connections
    • ARPU
  • Influencing Factors

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