Although the global wireless telecommunication services industry is expected to maintain rather
modest growth in 2012, overall industry revenue is forecast to reach an estimated US $1,104
billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 4.8% over the next five years (2012–2017).

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and industry research firm, has analyzed the
global wireless telecommunication services industry and presents its findings in “Global
Wireless Telecommunication Services Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast
Analysis.”

The wireless telecommunications services industry includes mobile phones, pagers, and other
wireless telecommunication device support. The industry is relatively consolidated in terms of key
players, suppliers, and buyers. Europe dominates this industry with 35% of the global industry
share. China Mobile Ltd. and Vodafone Group plc are the two dominant global players in this
highly competitive industry. Competition rivalry is high due to a large number of operators that
compete on price as well as services. The threat of substitute is moderate due to use of VoIP
(Voice over Internet Protocol) services. A combination of factors such as governmental
regulations, the large number of subscribers, customer churn rates, and average revenue per
user significantly affects industry dynamics.

Regulatory compliance, licensing requirements, global competitiveness, high debt, and abundant
alternatives to customers at a minimal cost are some of the challenges facing the industry.
Consistent expansion in mobile communication options and increased demand for emerging
devices such as smart phones and tablets are expected to drive the market. Increased
broadband services and wireless penetration are likely to drive growth in the APAC region and
spending in emerging economies such as Latin America, Brazil, and South Africa.
Europe is anticipated to continue leading the industry with the highest industry share, followed by
APAC and ROW during the forecast period. The APAC region represents good growth potential
over the next five years. Continuing investments in expanding network connectivity, infrastructure
upgrades, and growing numbers of wireless subscribers are expected to drive growth to new
heights. Based on emerging trends, the new fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE)
broadband wireless technology evolution path is projected to drive future growth.
Lucintel’s report is a cost-effective tool that presents an overview of the global wireless
telecommunication services market. The report tracks one industry segment for four regions,
North America, Europe, APAC, and Rest of World; thus, it tracks four segments of the global
wireless telecommunication services market. The report is limited to wireless telecommunication
services including mobile devices, pagers, 2G/3G/4G services including cellular voice services,
text messaging, and wireless broadband.

This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools
needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the
market’s potential. This report will save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research
time on a global industry and it offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities
throughout the global wireless telecommunication services industry. In a fast-paced everchanging
world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to
drive change in the industry and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business
leaders with a keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and
demand requirements on an annual basis.

Features and Scope of this Report:

To make any investment or strategic decision, you need adequate and timely information. This
industry report fulfills this core need. Some of the features of this industry report are:
• Industry size estimates in terms of (US $) value by regions and by segment
• Global wireless telecommunication services industry annual trend (2006-2011) and
forecast (2012-2017)
• Porter’s Five Force analysis
• New product launch and merger and acquisition activity in global wireless
telecommunication services industry
• Quarterly demand trend (Q1 2010-Q4 2011)and forecast analysis (Q1 2012 – Q4 2012)
for global wireless telecommunication services industry
• Gross and net profit trends in the global wireless telecommunication services industry
• Cost structure trend in the global as well as by regional

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
5. Industry Trends
6. Industry Forecasts
7. Emerging Trends
8. Conclusions

List of Figures
CHAPTER 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global wireless telecommunication services industry
CHAPTER 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4 Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
CHAPTER 5.IndustryTrends
Figure 5.1: Global wireless telecommunication services industry annual trend: 2006-11
(US $B)
Figure 5.2: Global wireless telecommunication services industry regional trend 2006-11
(US $B)
Figure 5.3: Global wireless telecommunication services industry regional trend 2006-
2011 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global wireless telecommunication services industry segment: 2011 (%)
Figure 5.5: Global wireless telecommunication services industry quarterly trend: 2010-11
(US $B)
Figure 5.6: Global wireless telecommunication services industry profitability trend: 2006-
11
Figure 5.7: Global wireless telecommunication services industry revenue per employee
Trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.8: Cost structure trend in global wireless telecommunication services: 2006-11
Figure 5.9: Cost structure trend in North American industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.10: Cost structure trend in European industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.11: Cost structure trend in Asia Pacific industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.12: Top 5 companies V/s global wireless telecommunication services industry
gross profit and net profit analysis 2010
Figure 5.13: Cash on hand for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-
11 (US $B)
Figure 5.14: Cash on hand for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-
11 (%)
Figure 5.15: Total asset for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-11
(US $B)
Figure 5.16: Total asset for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-
11 (%)
Figure 5.17: Total debt for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-11
(US $B)
Figure 5.18: Total debt for global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006-11
(%)
Figure 5.19: Industry shares of top players in global wireless telecommunication services
industry in 2006
Figure 5.20: Industry shares of top players in global wireless telecommunication services
industry in 20111
Figure 5.21: Global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2006 industry share
analysis
Figure 5.22: Global wireless telecommunication services industry: 2011 industry share
analysis
CHAPTER 6. Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1: Global wireless telecommunication services industry annual forecast: 2012-17
(US $B)
Figure 6.2: Global wireless telecommunication services industry quarterly forecast: 2011-
12 (US $B)
Figure 6.3: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11: Global wireless telecommunication services industry regional forecast: 2012-
17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12: Global wireless telecommunication services industry regional forecast: 2012-
17 (%)
CHAPTER 7. Emerging Trends
Figure 7.1: Global wireless telecommunication services industry emerging trend
Figure 7.2: Global wireless telecommunication services industry opportunity by region

List of Tables
CHAPTER 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global wireless telecommunication services industry
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region
CHAPTER 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Global wireless telecommunication services industry regional growth rate
Table 5.2: Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total asset
Table 5.5: Percentage change in debt
Table 5.6: Key companies by highest revenue growth
Table 5.7: Key companies by lowest revenue growth
CHAPTER 6.IndustryForecasts
Table 6.1: Regional growth rate

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