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Forecast Analysis: Consumer Communications Services, Worldwide, 4Q17 Update

Published: 22 December 2017

ID: G00326792

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


Consumer spending on communications services will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2% through 2021 to reach $1.1 trillion. Technology strategic planners in communications service providers must address the declining interest in tablets delaying data-only connection growth in Asia/Pacific.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

  • Changes Made in the 4Q17 Forecast Update and Analysis
  • 4Q17 Forecast

Market Impact

  • Emerging Asia/Pacific Markets
  • Mature Asia/Pacific Markets
  • All Markets


  • Mobile Services
    • Usage Behaviors
    • Adjacent Services

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