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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 14 October 2014

ID: G00269998

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

Summary

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

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Changes Made in the 3Q14 Forecast and Analysis

Assumptions

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

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Mobile Connections
    • ARPU
  • Influencing Factors

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