Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Consumer Communications Services

Published: 20 October 2016

ID: G00314964

Analyst(s): Derek O'Donnell, Amanda Sabia , Stephanie Baghdassarian , Neha Gupta


This document provides strategic planners at TSPs a guide for understanding Gartner's segmentation, definitions, research methodologies and metrics that form the basis of the consumer communications services forecast statistics.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know



  • Forecasting Methodology for Consumer Communications Services
    • Influencing Factors
    • Consumer Demand
    • Technology Provider Supply


  • Key Metrics
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Currency Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Consumer Communications Services Definition
    • End User
    • Consumer Fixed Services
    • Consumer Fixed Voice Lines
    • Consumer Internet/Broadband Lines
    • Consumer Mobile Services
    • Consumer Mobile Phone-Delivered Services
    • Consumer Mobile Data-Only Services
    • Mobile Data-Only Connections
  • Consumer Communications Services Segmentation
  • Geographic Segmentation

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