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Worldwide telecoms market shares 2012

  • September 2013
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  • Analysys Mason
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  • 50 pages

We have surveyed hundreds of Tier 1 and 2 communications service providers (CSPs worldwide to create a unique dataset that breaks down their earnings and expenditure in 2012. Our analysis of regional and worldwide trends, complemented by recommendations for CSPs, forms a complete view of the worldwide telecoms market, based on bottom-up primary research.

The worldwide telecoms market grew by 3.2% to reach USD2 trillion in 2012

The worldwide telecoms market grew by 3.2% to reach USD2.01 trillion in 2012. Note that we have adjusted the 2011 revenue figure to reflect the 2012 USD exchange rate.

Communications service providers’ (CSPs’) revenue grew in all regions except EMEA, where revenue declined slightly, by 0.1%. LATAM had the highest year-on-year revenue growth rate, at 9.0%.

Opex and capex worldwide grew by 4.9% and 7.5%, respectively. All regions registered an increase for both opex and capex. LATAM had the greatest growth rate for opex in 2012, at 10.9%, while APAC had the largest capex increase at 14.2%.

An increase of 5.5% in total CSP spend indicates investment in the sector, as new licence and spectrum purchases – particularly for LTE – took place during the year.

EBITDA increased by 0.8% year-on-year worldwide, and grew in all regions except EMEA, where it declined by 2.1%. Among the other three regions, LATAM registered the highest increase, at 6.6%.

Mobile voice and PSTN revenue still account for 50.2% of the total telecoms service revenue worldwide

PSTN and mobile voice services’ combined share of total revenue is in decline, but they still accounted for 50.2% of telecoms service revenue worldwide, down from 51.3% in 2011.

Overall, mobile services account for 53.4% of total telecoms service revenue. This reflects the strong growth in revenue from high-speed mobile data services, such as 3G and mobile broadband.

PSTN lost market share by 1 percentage point in 2012, while broadband services’ market share increased by 0.5 percentage points.

Video service revenue grew by 6.4% to reach USD149 billion in 2012, compared with USD140 billion in 2011. Growth in this market was observed in all regions, but was particularly high in APAC and LATAM, at 28.1% and 19.8%, respectively. This growth can be attributed primarily to growing available of video services in emerging markets with large populations, such as Brazil, China and India.

Table Of Contents

Worldwide telecoms market shares 2012
Contents

5.Executive summary and recommendations
6.Executive summary
7.Recommendations [1]
8.Recommendations [2]

9.Market shares

10.Market shares: worldwide
11.The worldwide telecoms market grew by 3.2% to reach USD2 trillion in 2012
12.EMEA's market share of telecoms revenue has declined significantly during the past 5 years
13.Revenue per subscriber per year increased by 3% to reach USD825 in NA
14.All service types except PSTN registered revenue growth in 2012
15.Mobile voice and PSTN revenue still account for 50.2% of the total telecoms service revenue worldwide
16.LATAM increased its contribution to total service revenue from 8.4% in 2011 to 8.7% in 2012, while APAC lost 0.3 percentage points
17.The worldwide subscriber base increased in all categories except PSTN, which declined by 3.4%
18.The top-six telecoms operators accounted for 30.8% of service revenue worldwide in 2012

19.Market shares: by region
20.APAC's telecoms revenue increased by USD31 billion, or 5.2% in comparison with 2011
21.Revenue from mobile non-messaging services increased by 14.9% in APAC
22.Non-voice services account for half of APAC's telecoms revenue
23.The mobile subscriber base continues to grow in APAC: the number of postpaid subscribers increased by 10.5% in 2012
24.China Telecom replaced KDDI as the third-largest operator in APAC by revenue share
25.EMEA's total telecoms revenue was down slightly from 2011
26.EMEA's telecoms revenue growth was driven by mobile messaging and non-messaging services
27.Voice services generated more than half of EMEA's telecoms revenue in 2012
28.The number of prepaid subscribers and PSTN lines declined, while the postpaid subscriber base grew by 13.2% in EMEA
29.Five of the top-six operators in EMEA lost market share to competitors
30.LATAM's telecoms market grew by 9.0%, demonstrating the attractiveness of investing in a fast-growing region
31.Mobile non-messaging services showed the highest revenue growth in LATAM, at 28.6%
32.Voice services accounted for the majority (63.8%) of LATAM's telecoms revenue in 2012
33.The number of subscribers grew in LATAM for all services, including PSTN
34.America Móvil increased its lead in LATAM
35.NA's telecoms market grew by 3.2% in comparison with 2011
36.Growth in broadband and video service revenue is reflected in the 2.8% increase in ARPU in NA
37.Mobile voice services drive telecoms revenue in NA, while video, PSTN and business services have similar shares
38.The postpaid mobile subscriber base increased by 10.7 million in NA in 2012
39.Times Warner Cable replaced Deutsche Telekom as a top-six operator in NA during 2012

40.Market definitons
41.Definition of geographical regions [1]
42.Definition of geographical regions [2]
43.Definition of geographical regions [3]
44.Data series definitions

45.About the authors and Analysys Mason
46.About the authors
47.About Analysys Mason
48.Research from Analysys Mason
49.Consulting from Analysys Mason



List of figures

Figure 1: Telecoms market financials, worldwide, 2008-2012
Figure 2: Consumer voice and data services' share of total consumer revenue, worldwide, 2008-2012.
Figure 3: Telecoms market financials, worldwide, 2011 and 2012
Figure 4: Share of telecoms market revenue by region, 2008-2012
Figure 5: CSPs' telecoms revenue and average revenue per subscriber, by region, 2011 and 2012
Figure 6: Telecoms service revenue by service type, worldwide, 2011 and 2012
Figure 7: Share of telecoms service revenue by service type, worldwide, 2011 and 2012
Figure 8: Telecoms service revenue and CAGR by region, 2008-2012
Figure 9: Share of telecoms market revenue by region , 2011 and 2012
Figure 10: Telecoms subscribers or lines by service type, worldwide, 2011 and 2012
Figure 11: Telecoms service revenue by operator, worldwide, 2011 and 2012
Figure 12: Telecoms market financials, APAC, 2011 and 2012
Figure 13: Telecoms service revenue by service type, APAC, 2011 and 2012
Figure 14: Share of telecoms service revenue by service type, APAC, 2011 and 2012
Figure 15: Telecoms service subscribers or lines by service type, APAC, 2011 and 2012
Figure 16: Share of telecoms service revenue by operator, APAC, 2011 and 2012
Figure 17: Telecoms market financials, EMEA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 18: Telecoms service revenue by service type, EMEA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 19: Share of telecoms service revenue by service type, EMEA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 20: Telecoms service subscribers or lines by service type, EMEA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 21: Share of telecoms service revenue by operator, EMEA, 2012
Figure 22: Telecoms market financials, LATAM, 2011 and 2012
Figure 23: Telecoms service revenue by service type, LATAM, 2011 and 2012
Figure 24: Share of telecoms service revenue by service type, LATAM, 2011 and 2012
Figure 25: Telecoms service subscribers by service type, LATAM, 2011 and 2012
Figure 26: Share of telecoms service revenue by operator, LATAM, 2012
Figure 27: Telecoms market financials, NA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 28: Telecoms service revenue by service type, NA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 29: Share of telecoms service revenue by service type, NA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 30: Telecoms service subscribers or lines by service type, NA, 2011 and 2012
Figure 31: Share of telecoms service revenue by operator, NA, 2012
Figure 32: Regional breakdown used in this report
Figure 33a-b: Regional breakdown used in this report
Figure 34: Definitions of the data series in this report

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