SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

November 03, 2009 13:02 ET

Infonetics Research: Mobile subscribers to hit 5.9 billion in 2013, driven by China, India, Africa

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Communications industry market research firm Infonetics Research released its new Fixed and Mobile Subscribers market forecast report.

ANALYST NOTE

"The global recession did not prevent people from using communication services, but it clearly accelerated the pace of wireline-to-mobile substitution. China, which had half a billion mobile subscribers in 2008, and India together make Asia Pacific the world's largest mobile subscriber region, now and into the future. The EMEA region is next, with strong growth driven by Africa. Mobile subscriptions will continue to grow strongly over at least the next five years, driven mainly by basic voice service needs in these regions, particularly in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)," projects Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for mobile and FMC infrastructure.

FIXED AND MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

--  There were nearly 4 times more mobile subscribers than access line
    subscribers worldwide in 2008 (3.9 billion vs. 1 billion)
--  The number of mobile subscribers grew 17.4% in 2008 over 2007, while
    access line subscribers declined 5.5%
--  Access lines are disappearing fastest in North America and China, due
    to the move to fixed-to-mobile substitutions, the switch from copper to
    fiber lines, and the recession, during which many people ditch their
    landlines and keep only their mobile or smartphone
--  The number of worldwide mobile subscribers will reach 5.9 billion by
    2013
--  The number of PON FTTH subscribers worldwide is expected to soar at a
    compound annual growth rate of 32% from 2008 to 2013
    

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' report provides worldwide and regional market size and forecasts through 2013 for access lines and fixed and mobile subscribers, including cable broadband, DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH, residential and SOHO VoIP, IPTV, cable video, satellite video, mobile (GSM, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, cdmaOne, CDMA2000), cellular mobile broadband (W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO, LTE, phone-based, PC-based), mobile video (DVB-H, DVB-SH, 3G/MBMS/TdTV, FLO, CMMB, other), WiMAX and WiMAX VoIP (802.16e, 802.16d), fixed mobile convergence (FMC), and IMS subscribers. See report prospectus on Infonetics' online portal for details.

The report includes customizable pivot charts and analysis comparing subscriber types, regional service provider subscriber highlights, fundamental drivers of the market, technology developments, excerpts from Infonetics' service provider capex reports, and analysis of overall market conditions for service providers, enterprises, subscribers, and the global economy.

MORE INFORMATION

Log on or join: http://www.infonetics.com/login

From the portal, go to RESEARCH, then SERVICE PROVIDER CAPEX AND SUBSCRIBERS.

CLIENT CONFERENCE CALL

-- Fixed and Mobile Subscribers (Nov. 4)

SALES

--  Larry Howard, Vice President: larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335
--  Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe,
    Middle East: scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395
    

RELATED RESEARCH

-- VoIP services bring in $21 billion for service providers in 1H09; strong demand continues

-- Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013

-- WiMAX growing in India, Russia, Brazil, driven by basic broadband needs and VoIP

-- LTE gaining momentum in 2010, infrastructure market to top $5 billion in 2013

-- Mobile broadband services expected to more than double by 2013

-- Mobile video phone sales surge; paid services and revenue do not

UPCOMING RESEARCH

-- Service Provider Capex, Opex, ARPU, and Subscribers (Nov. 12)

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Stéphane Téral
    Principal Analyst, Mobile and FMC Infrastructure
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3371
    Email Contact

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