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Forecast Overview: Consumer Communications Services, Worldwide, 2017

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00328431

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


Communications services have become a commodity for most consumer segments worldwide. Technology strategic planners at CSPs need to identify potential growth opportunities for investment and plan how to successfully compete for subscribers and their spending in these new target markets.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Market Characteristics
    • Fixed Communications Services
    • Mobile Communications Services

Foundational Assumptions

  • Demand — Consumer
    • Demographics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Consumer Purchase Preferences and Usage Behaviors
  • Supply — Technology and Service Providers
    • Technology Roadmap
    • CSP Pricing Strategies
    • Regulation
    • Competitive Environment
    • Adjacent Services

Market Model or Methodology

  • Fixed Communications Services
  • Mobile Communications Services
  • Influencing Factors
    • Demand-Side
    • Supply-Side

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