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Global Telecom Services Industry

  • January 2012
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The global outlook series on Telecom Services provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird’s eye view of the structure of the global Telecommunications Industry, and provides special primers on mobile communication, the wireless era, the opportunities boded by the liberalization of telecommunication services. Market sectors briefly summarized include Wireless Communication, Mobile Messaging, Data Transmission Services, Mobile Telephone Services, CDMA Cellular Telephone Services, GSM Services, Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Services and Residential Fixed-Wireline Communications, among others. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. The US market is quantitatively analyzed with 9 information rich tables designed to provide the reader a statistical insight into the market. Other regional markets synopsized and researched include Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, UK, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Latin America, Brazil, Middle East and Africa, among others. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies 417 worldwide.

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Global Telecom Services Industry



1. OVERVIEW 1
A Prelude 1
Impact of Economic Recession 1
Market Surges Post-Recession 2
Present Scenario 2
Table 1: Worldwide Fixed-line Telephone Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Region-
Developed and Developing 2

Table 2: Worldwide Fixed-line Telephone Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Geographic
Region - North, Central and South America, Europe, Commonwealth
Independent States, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 3

Table 3: Worldwide Mobile Services Subscription (2009 and
2010): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers in Billions for 2G
and 3G Networks 4

Table 4: Worldwide Mobile Services Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Region-
Developed and Developing 4

Table 5: Worldwide Mobile Services Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Geographic
Region - North, Central and South America, Europe, Commonwealth
Independent States, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 5

Table 6: Worldwide Internet Usage (2010 and 2011): Breakdown of
Number of Users by Region- Developed and Developing 6

Table 7: Worldwide Internet Usage (2010 and 2011): Breakdown of
Number of Users by Geographic Region - North, Central and South
America, Europe, Commonwealth Independent States,
Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 6

Table 8: Worldwide Internet Penetration (2011): Percentage of
Penetration by Geographic Region 7

Table 9: Worldwide Fixed-line Broadband Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Region-
Developed and Developing 7

Table 10: Worldwide Fixed-line Broadband Subscription (2010 and
2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Geographic
Region - North, Central and South America, Europe, Commonwealth
Independent States, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World 8

Table 11: Worldwide Fixed-line Broadband Penetration (2011):
Percentage of Penetration by Geographic Region - North,
Central and South America, Europe, Commonwealth Independent
States, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa 8
Flurry of Corporate Activity 9
Mobile Device Market Soars 9
Internet and Broadband Lead the Way 9
Global Outlook 10
Expansion of Next Generation Service Infrastructure Underway 10
Data Services to Outgrow Voice Telephony 11
Asia to Overtake Europe 11
Table 12: Worldwide Global Market for Telecommunications
Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 12

Table 13: Worldwide Five Year Perspective for
Telecommunications Services by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 13
Wireless - The Fastest-Growing Segment 14
Table 14: Worldwide Wireless Communications Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Subscription by Type of
Technology-3GPP, 3GPP2 and Others 14
Mobile Communication Industry 14
Table 15: Global Mobile Communication Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Mobile Data Revenues by Category -
Messaging, Premium Messaging, Downloads, Browsing, Internet,
Java, Music, Video Streaming and Mobile Payments 15
Mobile Instant Messaging 15
Table 16: World Market for Mobile Messaging Services (2008
and 2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by Type- Short
Messaging Services (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Services
(MMS), Mobile Email, and Others 16
Growth Drivers 16
Big Push in the International Markets 16
Technological Advancements 17
Active Merger and Acquisition Environment 17
Opportunities 17
Threats 18
Increasing Data Usage Clogging Network 18
Market Trends 18
Competition in Sector Intensifies 18
Increasing Focus on VAS Revenues 19
MandA Activity to Continue 19
Telecos to Continue Maintaining Operational Austerity 19
Global Telecom Market Spending Resurges 19
Mergers Become Order of the Day in Telecom Services 20
Telecom Mergers Expected to Resurge Job Market 21
Wireless Services Overtake Long-Distance Services 21
Mobile Data Communications 21
Mobile Messaging Technologies 22
Short Messaging Services 22
Business Mobile Services Demand to Increase 22
The Impact of Value-Added Services on Mobile Usage 23
SMS Market Shows Less Prospects for Business Use 23
Boost for Remote Access 23
Role of Mobiles in Growth of Remote Access 23
Telecom Companies Seek Higher Growth Potential 24
DSL Subscribers 24
Growth Rate in the Market 24
Leading DSL Subscribers 24
Table 17: Global DSL Subscribers by Geographic Region (2011
QI) : Percentage Market Share for Europe, Latin America,
North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa 25
Data Transmission Services 25
Mobile Telephone Services 25
Growth Rate in the Market 25
Competition in Gulf Countries 25
Trends in the market 26
Impact of Liberalization 26
Lack of Foreign Investment 26
Mobile Penetration 26
Expansion Schemes in Fixed Line sector 27
GSM Services 27
Growth Rate in the Market 27
Growth in Gulf Countries 27
Competition in Gulf Countries 27
Trends in the market 27
Innovations by GCC States 28
CDMA Cellular Telephone Services 28
Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Services 28
Broadband and Dial Up Access 29
Residential Fixed-Wireline Communications 30

2. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS 31

3. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 52

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 73


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 82

1. NORTH AMERICA 82
Overview 82
Table 18: North American Market for Wireless Handsets (2008):
Market Shares of Leading Vendors by Volumes Shipped for
Motorola, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Kyocera, Sony Ericsson and
Others 82

Table 19: Telecom Industry in Canada (2006): Percentage
Market Share by Leading Cellular/ PCS Operators - Aliant
Mobility, Bell Wireless Alliance, MTS Mobility, Rogers
Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, and TELUS Mobility 82

Table 20: Broadband Internet Connections Households in North
America: Annual Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Millions
for DSL Service Subscribers and Cable Modem Subscribers 83
Data Services, a Challenge for North America Telecom Operators 83

1a. THE UNITED STATES 85
Market Overview 85
Growth Outlook 85
Table 21: US Mobile Content Revenue for Mobile Operators,
Content Providers and Aggregators and Content Enablement
Platform Providers in US$ Billion (2006-2010) 85
Spending in the US Telecom Industry 86
Market Structure 86
Competitive Trends in Wireline Business Telecom Services-
Historical Overview 87
Statistics - A Past Review 87
Table 22: Sales of Major United States Cellular Service
Providers - Verizon, ATandT, Sprint Nextel, Qwest, Alltel and
Nortel in US$ billions (2006) 87

Table 23: US Telecom Market (2005): Percentages of Household
Penetration of Telecom and Related Services by Category 88

Table 24: US Telecom Market (2005): Revenues in US$ Billion
for Leading Telecom Companies - Verizon, ATandT, Sprint Nextel,
BellSouth, Qwest, and Nortel 88
Broadband Services 88
Broadband Services through Cable Operators 88
Broadband Services through Local Exchange Carriers 89
Broadband Services through DSL Carriers 89
Broadband Satellite Communication Services 89
High-Speed Internet Access Services 89
Wireless Communications 90
Wireless Communication Services 90
Table 25: Factors for Selecting Wireless Services by Users in
the US: 2010 Percentage Breakdown for Complete Regional or
National Coverage, Service Pricing, International Roaming
Coverage, Wireless Internet and Data Services, and Handset
Selection and Price 91
Wireless Telephone Services 91
DSL Services 91
Wi-Fi Services 92
Cellular Telephone Services 92
Mobile Subscribers 92
Table 26: Cell Phone Owners by Age Group in the US: 2010
Percentage Breakdown 92
Cable Telephones 93
Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) 93
An Insight into WAP Technology 93
Voice Over Digital Subscriber Line Services 93
SOHO Wireless LAN 94
Ethernet Services 94
Table 27: Retail Ethernet Service Providers in the US: 2010
Percentage Market Shares of Metro Ethernet Provider, RBOC,
and IXC 94
Residential Telecommunication Services 94
Table 28: Average Monthly Household Telephone Service
Expenditure in the US: 2005in US$ for Local and Long Distance
Telephone Service 95
Mobile Roaming Services - An Insight 95
Long Distance Telephone Services 95

1b. CANADA 96
An Overview of Wireless Communications Industry 96

1c. MEXICO 97
Overview 97
Long-Distance Telephone Services 97
DSL and Cable Lines 97

2. JAPAN 98
Mobile Messaging Services 98
Table 29: Japanese Market for Mobile Messaging Services (2008
and 2010) Percentage Share Breakdown by Type - Short Messaging
Services, Multimedia Messaging Services, Mobile Email, and
Others (Includes Mobile Instant Messaging and Push-To-Talk) 98
3G Mobile Communication Services 98

3. EUROPE 99
Market Overview 99
Table 30: European Market for Telecommunications Services by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 100

Table 31: European Five Year Perspective for
Telecommunications Services by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 101
Mobile Messaging Market 101
Regional Subscriber Base and Market Hindrances 102
Table 32: European Telecom Market (2009): Percentages of
Broadband Penetration for Select Countries 102

3a. FRANCE 103
Market Overview 103
Table 33: French Mobile Communications Sector (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Sub-segments 103

3b. GERMANY 104
Mobile Communications 104
Mobile Internet Services 104
Mobile Messaging Services 104
Table 34: German Mobile Telephony Market (2006): Percentage
Market Share by Leading Players - E-Plus Mobilfunk, O2
Deutschland, T-Mobile, and Vodafone Deutschland 104

3c. KAZAKHSTAN 105
Overview 105

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 106
Market Overview 106
Mobile Phone Market 106
Table 35: UK Market for Wireless Handsets (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Shipments in Thousand Units by Technology
- GSM, 3G and Others 106
DSL Services 107

3e. SPAIN 107
Market Overview 107

3f. ITALY 108
Overview 108
Table 36: Leading Players in Italian Wireless Telecom
Services Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Market Shares
by Company 108
Internet and Broadband 108
Mobile Network 108
Table 37: Italian Telecom Market (2011 and 2012): Breakdown of
Number of Subscribers in Sub-segments - Fixed-line
Telephony, Mobile Services, Fixed-line Broadband and Mobile
Broadband 109
Optic Fiber Network 109

3g. EASTERN EUROPE 110
Overview 110
Russian Market Trends 110
Mobile Service Penetration 110
Changes in Mobile Segment 110
Overview of Balkan Markets 110
Romanian Telecom Sector Bounces Back 111
Competition - A Past Perspective 111
Table 38: Telecom Industry in Bulgaria (2005): Percentage
Market Share of Mobile Subscribers by Operator - GloBul,
Mobikom, MobilTel, and Vivatel 111

Table 39: Telecom Industry in Lithuania (2005): Percentage
Market Share of Mobile Subscribers by Operator - Bite
Lietuva, Tele 2, Omnitel, and Others 111

Table 40: Hungarian Mobile Telecommunications Market (2005):
Percentage Market Share by Operator - T-Mobile, Pannon GSM,
and Vodafone 112

Table 41: Hungarian Fixed Line Telecom Market (2005):
Percentage Share by Leading Companies - Emitel, Hungarotel,
Invitel, Monortel, and MT 112

3h. WESTERN EUROPE 113
Market Overview 113

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 114
Overview 114
Mobile Market and Impact 114
Table 42: Major Telecom Companies in Indonesia (2009) 115

Table 43: Major Indicators of Indonesia's Telecom Market
(2010) 115

Table 44: Major Telecom Companies in New Zealand (2011) 116

Table 45: Major Indicators of Malaysia's Telecom Market
(2010) 116

Table 46: Major Telecom Companies in Vietnam (2010) 117

Table 47: Top 15 Mobile Operators in Asia: 2010 by Number of
Subscribers in Millions 118
An Overview of Cellular Telephone Services 119
Table 48: Asia-Pacific Mobile Market (2011 Q1): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Subscriber Volume by Country 119
Wireless Subscribers 119
Mobile Messaging Services 120
Table 49: Asia-Pacific Market for Mobile Messaging Services
(2008 and 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Type - Short
Messaging Services, Multimedia Messaging Services, Mobile
Email, and Others (Includes Mobile Instant Messaging and
Push-To-Talk) 120

Table 50: Mobile Messaging Market in Asia Pacific:
Percentage of Average Revenue Per User in Select Regions -
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea and
Singapore 120

Table 51: MMS Market in Asia-Pacific (2002-2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Growth in MMS Users in Select Countries- India,
Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines,
Singapore, and PRC 121
Broadband Services 121
Factors Affecting the Broadband Market 121
China and India Boost Asian Market Recovery 121
Table 52: Asia Pacific Market for Telecommunications
Services by Geographic Region - Japan, China, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 122

Table 53: Asia Pacific Five Year Perspective for
Telecommunications Services by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for Japan, China,
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 123
Broadband Revenues to Overtake Voice Telephony 123

4a. AUSTRALIA 124
An Overview 124
Fixed-Line Service Market Position 124
Telecom Competency Bill Draft 124
Ownership Reforms and Government Trials 124
Telecom Operator's Market Stand 124
3G Technologies Impact 125

4b. CHINA 126
Market Overview 126
Competition 126
Table 54: Leading Players in Chinese Telecom Services Market
(2011): Breakdown of Number of Subscribers by Service
Providers 126
Mobile Communications Services 127
Mobile Handset Manufacturers 127
Table 55: Chinese Smartphone Market (2011): Market Share
Breakdown of Leading Smartphone Operating Systems and Others 128
Outlook 128
Mobile Communications to Drive Growth 128
Gradual Decline in Fixed Line Subscription 128
Government Supports Broadband Expansion 128
Market Participants Compete Hard 129
Fixed-Line and Mobile Communications 129
Table 56: Chinese Phone Users (in Millions) by Type - Mobile
and Fixed-Line (2004-2010) 130
Table 57: Chinese Sales of 3G Value Added Services (2006-
2010) in US$ Billions 130
Table 58: Major Indicators of China's Telecom Market (2009 and
2010) 131

Table 59: China's Telecom Operators (2011): Breakdown of
Subscriber Volume and Technology by Leading Companies - China
Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom 131
Market Competition - A Past Review 132
Table 60: Chinese Market for Wireless Handsets (2005): Market
Shares of Leading Players by Volume for Nokia, Motorola,
Samsung, Bird, Sony Ericsson, Lenovo, Amoi, TCL, and Others 132

Table 61: Chinese Market for GSM Handsets (2005): Market
Shares of Leading Players by Value for Nokia, Motorola,
Samsung, Bird, Sony Ericsson, Amoi, Lenovo, TCL, and Others 132

Table 62: Chinese Market for CDMA Handsets (2005): Market
Shares of Leading Players by Value for Samsung, LG, Motorola,
Hisense, Nokia, Daxian, Kyocera, and Others 133

4c. INDIA 134
Market Overview 134
Increasing Investment 135
Mobile Penetration in Rural Areas 135
Green Technology and Smart Grid 135
Market Outlook 136
3G Services 136
BWA, LTE, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX 136
Infrastructure Sharing / Consolidation 136
All-IP, Cloud, and Wireless Network 137
M2M and Convergence 137
Security 137
Value-Added Services (VAS) 137
Market Trends 138
India to Become Second Largest Wireless Telecom Market 138
Table 63: Indian Telecom Market (2006-2011): Annual Breakup
by Number of Wireless Subscribers (In Millions) 138
Enterprise Mobility Market Displays Robust Growth 138
Portable Device Applications Market to Soar 139
Key Statistics 139
Table 64: Indian Cellular Market (2011): Percentage Market
Share of Leading Players by Subscriber Volume 139
Table 65: Indian GSM Market (2011): Market Shares of Leading
Players by Net Subscriber Additions 140
Table 66: Indian Telecom Market (2010-11): Percentage Market
Share of Service Providers for Rural Wireless Subscribers -
Bharti, Vodafone, IDEA/Spice, BSNL, Reliance, Aircel, TATA
and Others 140

Table 67: Indian Telecom Market (2011): Percentage Market
Share of Fixed-line Operators -BSNL, MTNL, and Private
Operators 141

Table 68: Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Market
(2010-11): Percentage Market Share of Leading Players -
Bharti, Vodafone, BSNL, IDEA, Reliance, TATA, Aircel, MTNL
and Others 141

4d. SINGAPORE 142
Market Overview 142
Key Statistics 142
Table 69: Singapore Mobile Subscription (Jan 2011): Breakdown
of Total Number of Subscribers by Sub-segments- 2G, 3G,
Post-Paid and Pre-paid 142

Table 70: Singapore Broadband Subscription (Jan 2011):
Breakdown of Total Number of Subscribers by
Sub-segments-xDSL, Cable Modem, Wireless Broadband and Others 143

Table 71: Singapore Broadband Subscription (Jan 2011):
Breakdown of Total Number of Subscribers by Type of
Connection - Residential Broadband, Corporate Broadband, and
Others 143

Table 72: Singapore Telecommunications Industry (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Sub-segments 143

4e. NORTH KOREA 144
Overview 144

4f. SOUTH KOREA 144
Overview 144

4g. TAIWAN 145
Market Overview 145
Table 73: Taiwan Mobile Telecom Market (2010): Breakdown of
Number of Subscribers of Leading Service Providers 145

4h. THAILAND 146
Overview 146
Mobile and Broadband Segments Set to Soar 146

5. LATIN AMERICA 147
Market Overview 147
Table 74: Latin American Telecom Service Market (2011 and2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Service Segments - Mobile
Services, Fixed Telephony, and Internet and Data Transmission 147
Fixed Line Operators Brace for Impact of 3G 148
Foreign Investments 148

5a. ARGENTINA 149
Market Overview 149
Table 75: Argentinean Mobile Communications Sector (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share of Service Operators 149

Table 76: Argentinean Fixed Broadband (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share of Leading Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) and Others 149

5b. PERU 151
Market Overview 151
Table 77: Peru Fixed-line Telecom Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market hare of Leading Service Operators 151

Table 78: Peru Cellular Telecom Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share of Leading Service Operators 151

5c. BRAZIL 152
Market Overview 152

5d. PUERTO RICO 152
An Overview 152
Wireless Services in Puerto Rico 152

6. REST OF WORLD 153
Market Overview 153
African Mobile Communications Market - An Overview 153
Debt Capital to Propel Mid-East and African Telecom Sector 154
Mobile Services Market in Nigeria and Libya 154
Egypt Telecom Market - A Huge Potential Ahead 154
Trends in Telecom Market 155
Saudi Arabian Broadband Internet Market to Witness Encouraging
Growth 155
Wireless Communications 155
Wireless Communication Operators 155
Role of Foreign Investment in the Middle East and Africa 155
Key Statistics 155
Table 79: Middle East Telecom Market (2005): Population,
Total Number of Fixed Lines in Millions by Select Countries 156

Table 80: Middle East Telecom Market (2005): Number of GSM
Subscribers in Millions by Select Countries 157

Table 81: Middle East Telecom Market (2005): Number of
Internet Users in Millions by Select Countries 158

Table 82: Telecommunications Market in Egypt (2005):
Percentage Share by Category - GSM, Fixed, Hardware/
Software, and Services 159

Table 83: Middle East Internet Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Internet Users by Geographic Region- Middle East
and Rest of World 159
Table 84: Middle East Internet Market (2011): Percentage
Share of Penetration by Country 159
Table 85: Middle East Internet Usage (2011): Breakdown of
Number of Users by Country 160
Table 86: Leading Mobile Services Markets in Africa (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Subscription by Country 160

Table 87: Leading African Mobile Network Operators (2011)
Percentage Breakdown of Subscription by Company 161


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