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Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 4Q14 Update

Published: 15 January 2015

ID: G00270053

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


By 2018, revenue from mobile services will grow to $1.2 trillion, and the number of mobile connections will reach 8.5 billion. The growth of data-only connections is slowing due to a decrease in the uptake of connected devices.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes Made in the 4Q14 Forecast and Analysis


  • 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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