Telecommunication Services Global Industry Guide 2014-2023


Global Telecommunication Services industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the global telecommunication services market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends and leading companies.

Key Highlights

  • The Telecommunication Services market is defined as the total volume and value of both the Fixed Line Telecommunications market and the Wireless Telecommunications market. The market volume here is defined as the total number of fixed-line telephones and mobile subscribers.
  • The Fixed-Line Telecommunications market is valued as the revenues obtained by operators for voice telephony and other non-voice information transmission using fixed lines (wirelines), rather than wireless systems. Only revenues from end-users are included, with revenues from other operators, as in wholesale transactions, excluded. Market values represent revenues from both internet services and value-added services, and are segmented into ’voice’ and ’internet’ communications. Market volumes represent the number of fixed-line telephones.
  • The wireless telecommunications services market is defined here as including cellular (mobile) phones, pagers, and any other wireless or cellular telecommunication service. Revenues are based on payments to operators of all of these services for subscriptions and usage.
  • All currency conversions were carried out at constant 2018 average annual exchange rates.
  • The global telecommunication services market had total revenues of $1,209.6bn in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2014 and 2018.
  • Market consumption volume increased with a CAGR of 2.7% between 2014 and 2018, to reach a total of 7,505 million users in 2018.
  • Even in markets where the penetration of mobile services is low and where mobile internet and 4G services are still expanding, operators have also engaged in price competition to stimulate adoption, thus reducing their revenues.


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