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Telco investment challenges - CapEx dynamics

  • October 2016
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  • 35 pages

As the need to deploy superfast systems becomes apparent, telcos are signing more and more cooperation agreements (sharing, pooling, outsourcing) and seeking out new financing models. But they also need to keep up with network investments. Based on an analysis of the global marketplace and its players (23 countries, 20 telcos profiled), this report provides with fixed and mobile CapEx from 2010 to 2015, and analyses why the pace of investment was maintained in 2015.

Companies
America Movil,AT&T,BCE,Bharti Airtel,BT,Century Link,China Mobile,China Telecom,China Unicom,Comcast,Deutsche Telekom,Etisalat,KDDI,KT,Liberty Global,MTN,NTT,Numericable-SFR,Orange,SK Telecom,Softbank,Swisscom,Telecom Italia,Telefónica,Telenor,TeliaSonera,Telstra,Time Warner Cable,Verizon,Vodafone

Table Of Contents

Telco investment challenges - CapEx dynamics
1. Executive Summary 5
1.1. Key trends 6
1.2. 2015: Global CapEx growth driven by mobile and BRIC countries 7
1.3. USA is the global leader country in terms of CapEx, and Asia-Pacific the leader in the region 8
1.4. Germany remains ahead of the EU countries in terms of network investments followed by the UK and France 9
1.5. High expenditure on wireless networks for emerging market countries 10
1.6. The options for optimizing investment 11
2. Methodology 12
2.1. Database - list of indicators 13
2.2. Definitions, sources and methodolog 14
3. The need for streamlining investment in a tight economic context 15
3.1. A tight macro-economic context 16
3.2. Operators maintain investment levels to cater for increased traffic... 17
3.3. … and are moving toward better resource management and new models 18
4. Major CapEx trends 19
4.1. Golbal CapEx trends 19
4.1.1. Global CapEx growth rate have remained high 20
4.1.2. Investments on mobile equipment are still growing 21
4.1.3. Rebound in fixed investments since 2014 22
4.2. Regional CapEx trends 23
4.2.1. Overall trends in Europe 24
4.2.2. Overall trends in North America 25
4.2.3. Overall trends in Asia-Pacific 26
4.2.4. Overall trends in Latin America 27
4.2.5. Overall trends in Africa and Middle East 28
4.3. Ranking countries in terms of CapEx 29
4.3.1. Country ranking, by amount of investment 30
4.3.2. Country ranking, by level of investment (CapEx/sales) 31
4.4. Ranking operators in terms of CapEx 32
4.4.1. Telco operator ranking, by investment 33
4.4.2. Ranking telco operators, by investment efforts (CapEx/sales) 34

Figures

1. Executive Summary 5
- Regional contribution to fixed and mobile CapEx in 2014 7
- CapEx contributions compared to previous year 7
- Breakdown of total CapEx worldwide, in 2015 8
- Breakdown of total CapEx in the major telecom markets of the EU, in 2015 9
- Breakdown of telco CapEx by type of country (emerging / advanced / BRIC) in 2015 10
3. The need for streamlining investment in a tight economic context 15
- Slowdown in growth of telecom services markets, 2010-2016 16
- Decline in mobile service revenues in Europe (EU28), 2010-2016 16
- Current GDP trends in selected advanced countries, 2010-2017 16
- EBITDA margins for selected operators,2010-2015 17
- ‘Traffic trap': scissors effect between traffic and revenue 17
4. Major CapEx trends 19
- Fixed and mobile CapEx worldwide, 2010-2015 20
- Regional contribution to global CapEx in 2015 20
- Mobile CapEx by region, 2010-2015 21
- Growth rates in mobile CapEx by region, 2010-2015 21
- Fixed CapEx by region, 2010-2015 22
- Growth in fixed CapEx by region, 2010-2015 22
- Fixed and mobile investment in Europe, 2010-2015 24
- Contribution of major European countries to CapEx from 2014 to 2015 24
- Market share of major European countries in CapEx in 2015 24
- Fixed and mobile investment in North America, 2010-2015 25
- Contribution of the two North American countries to CapEx from 2014 to 2015 25
- Market share of the two North American countries in CapEx in 2015 25
- Fixed and mobile investment in Asia-Pacific, 2010-2015 26
- Contribution of major Asia-Pacific countries to CapEx from 2014 to 2015 26
- Market share of Asian countries in CapEx in 2015 26
- Fixed and mobile investment in Latin America, 2010-2015 27
- Market share of Latin American countries in CapEx in 2015 27
- Fixed and mobile investment in Africa and Middle East, 2010-2015 28
- Ranking of the top 15 countries according to CapEx in 2015 30
- Share of mobile investment in total CapEx, 2010-2015 30
- CapEx/sales ratio for selected countries, 2010-2015 31
- Ranking of the top 15 countries in 2014 and 2015 by CapEx/sales ratio 31
- Ranking of the top 20 operators according to the amount of investment in 2014 and 2015 33
- Operator ranking in 2014 and 2015 according to CapEx/sales ratio 34

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