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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update

Published: 26 June 2014

ID: G00264767

Analyst(s): Stephanie Baghdassarian , Neha Gupta , Jessica Ekholm , Atsuro Sato, Brian Blau


By 2018, revenue from mobile services will grow to $1.2 trillion and the number of mobile connections will reach 8.5 billion — driven by uptake of mobile data cards, connected devices in mature markets, and organic growth in emerging markets.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes Made in the 2Q14 Forecast and Analysis


  • Network Coverage — Network Upgrade
  • Multi-SIM, Data Card and Connected Device Ownership
  • Consumer and Enterprise Usage
  • CSP's Marketing and Pricing Strategies
  • Regulatory Impact

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Mobile Connections
    • ARPU
  • Influencing Factors

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