DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Mobile Data Consumption Trends Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts By Subscribers, Technology and Geography" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The number of mobile subscribers and people using the internet on their mobile phones has surged from 7.80 billion subscribers in 2017 to 7.97 billion subscribers in 2018, with an addition of 170 million subscribers during the year.
In 2018, the overall mobile subscriber base was 7.97 billion and out of this 3.58 billion were internet subscribers. Internet subscribers represented an outstanding share of total subscriber base. The adoption of 5G technology is expected to start from 2020 onwards.
Mobile Data Consumption Key Trends
The mobile data traffic every month and for each smartphone is projected to remain persistent across all the region despite significant differences in the data consumption patterns. For instance, North America charted for the highest usage by accounting for nearly 5.1 GB each month per active smartphone user, whereas, western Europe was estimated to approach 2.7 GB per month milestone by 2016 end. Furthermore, the growth in developed markets like the US and Europe is slowing down as these regions are approaching saturation in terms of mobile subscribers. However, developing economies like India and China have significant potential to grow from 2019 to 2027.
The demographic profile of internet users in terms of gender ratio, age group, education level, and other parameters vary based on specific countries/regions. Language is one of the parameters based on which we can identify the demographics of internet users worldwide. In terms of website language, more than half of the websites are in the English language followed by Russian, German, Spanish and Chinese.
Data Usage Insights
In 2018, the amount of data consumed by mobile internets users worldwide reached a new level. In both developing and developed countries, unlimited plans have become a norm, and fierce completion among operators led to wide availability of affordable data plans all over the world. Low-cost smartphones have further fueled this growing trend of mobile internet users.
Major growth drivers responsible for this increase in mobile subscriber base worldwide include:
- Rising demand for internet services in developing countries like China and India
- Increased investment in advanced technologies like AR, VR, IoT and AI
- Favorable and supportive regulatory environment
- Affordable data plans and low-cost smartphones are fuelling the growth of data consumption
- AT&T, Inc.
- China mobile Limited
- China Telecom Corporation Limited
- China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
- Deutsche Telekom AG
- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
- Orange S.A
- Telefnica S.A.
- Telecom Italia
- Vodafone Group PLC
Key Topics Covered:
2. KEY TAKEAWAYS
2.1 GLOBAL MARKET
2.1.1 Subscriber Base 2018
2.1.2 Market Potential 2018 - 2027
3. GLOBAL MOBILE DATA CONSUMPTION TRENDS LANDSCAPE
3.1 GLOBAL MARKET
3.1.1 Demographic Overview
3.1.2 Insights & Analysis
126.96.36.199 Top Global Mobile Network Operators 2018
3.1.3 Service Providers Available Mobile Data Plans & Tariffs
188.8.131.52 Data Plans & Tariffs
3.1.4 Data Usage Patterns
184.108.40.206 Mobile Data Usage Pattern, By Type
3.1.5 Insights On Top Website Usage & Surfing
3.1.6 Major mobile application usage and preferences
4. GLOBAL MOBILE DATA CONSUMPTION - KEY DYNAMICS
4.1 KEY DRIVERS
4.1.1 Developing countries like China and India are driving the growth of mobile internet services
4.1.2 Increased investment in advanced technologies like AR, VR and AI will drive the growth in data consumption and average revenue per user
4.1.3 Favourable and supportive regulatory environment
4.1.4 Affordable data plans and low cost smartphones are fuelling the growth of data consumption in developing countries
4.2 KEY RESTRAINTS
4.2.1 Stagnant and slow growth in developed regions due to saturation
4.2.2 Intense competition between network operators is leading to decreasing revenues from traditional mobile services
4.3 KEY OPPORTUNITIES
4.3.1 Mobile internet is the growth opportunity for network operators
4.3.2 Scaling the innovative concept of Internet of Things
4.4 FUTURE TRENDS
4.4.1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications will lead the way
4.4.2 4 G will become the leading mobile network and 5 G deployment comes closer to commercialisation
4.5 IMPACT OF DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS
5. GLOBAL COMPANIES LANDSCAPE
6. GLOBAL COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 MARKET SHARE - TOP GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS AND TELECOM OPERATORS 2018 RANKING
7. GLOBAL MOBILE DATA CONSUMPTION TRENDS, KEY COMPANY PROFILES
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