VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IE Market Research Corporation (IEMR), the global provider of market intelligence and business strategy services in the telecommunications and IT sectors, today announced the release of its 2Q.2016 Global Mobile Operator Forecast.
“We forecast that by 2Q.2018 global mobile connections will surpass 8 billion subscribers, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.82% over the forecast period," said Nizar Assanie, VP (Research) at IEMR. “Our latest data shows that there has been a significant slowdown in mobile subscriber connections and service revenue for carriers across the world.”
“We expect that Asia Pacific will continue to lead global growth in terms of subscribers (+2.83% CAGR) however, even in this formerly high-growth region, service revenue over the next 2 years will remain flat,” added Mr. Assanie.
Notable highlights of IEMR’s latest Forecast include:
- For the carriers that we track, data revenue will reach $115.4 billion in the next two years while Data ARPU will remain stable at approximately $4.70 in 2Q.2018. For the first time since we started collecting data over the last 11 years, data revenue will now surpass voice revenue.
- We are forecasting flat EBITDA growth over the next two years. Globally, we expect EBITDA to increase by 0.9% in the next year to 2Q.2017.
- We continue to expect a decline in carrier Voice Revenue and Voice ARPU, with Voice Revenue declining to $90 billion in 2Q.2018 and Voice ARPU declining to $9.48 per subscriber per month, on average.
This quarter, IEMR is announcing the addition of our Global Mobile Operator Dashboard. This dashboard provides a unique and user-friendly interface for customers to view and analyze complex mobile market data.
Clients can get access to this dashboard and all of IEMR’s data for a low monthly price of only $299 per month per user. At this price, clients get access to hundreds of financial and operational metrics on over 1,000 wireless operators in 200+ markets globally. Updated quarterly, IEMR’s Global Mobile Operator Forecast is one of the most extensive databases of its kind in the world with over 1 million data points. For a sample dashboard, please click here: https://app.klipfolio.com/published/46176ee4b110785b45dcc8da62dba437/global-mobile-operator-forecast--sample-dashboard