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Top 30 Communications Service Provider Rankings, Worldwide, 2015

Published: 27 May 2016

ID: G00295654

Analyst(s): Wm. L. Hahn


Large mergers from market leaders created the appearance of growth in 2015, but sources of organic growth were limited in all mature markets and several emerging ones. Our analysis helps CSPs' strategic planners improve future performance by recognizing the trends behind success among the leaders.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

  • CSP Rankings by Revenue

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • The World's Largest CSPs Continue Growth Chiefly via Acquisition
  • Growth Challenges Came From Several Quarters
  • Growth Responses Were Also Diverse in 2015
    • Current-Dollar Versus Constant-Currency Views Reveal the Nuanced Growth Story

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • Growth Leaders
  • Growth Laggards
    • What to Expect for the Top 30 During 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Currency Effects Often Create a Different Picture of Growth

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