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Forecast Analysis: Consumer Communications Services, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 24 August 2015

ID: G00278632

Analyst(s): Stephanie Baghdassarian, Neha Gupta, Amanda Sabia

Summary

Consumer spending on communications services will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 1.9% through 2019, reaching $1.16 trillion. Decreased spending on fixed communication services (at the rate of −0.6%) will be offset by the increase in spending on mobile services, which will grow by 2.8%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

  • Changes Made in the 2Q15 Forecast and Analysis
  • 2Q15 Forecast

Market Impact

  • Data-Only Mobile Services Connections in North America Reduced by 77% (2012 and 2013)
  • Worldwide Consumer Fixed Broadband Reduced by 16% Each in 2012 and 2013
  • Consumer Spending on Data-Only Connections and Mobile Phone Data Services Will Increase at a CAGR of 10% Each Through 2019
  • Consumer Spending on Fixed Broadband/Internet Services Will Grow at a CAGR of 4.5% in the U.S.

Assumptions

  • CSP Pricing
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Complimentary Products and Services
  • Macroeconomic Factors — Reduction in Oil Prices

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