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Stéphane Téral
Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Infonetics Research
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Mobile subscribers to hit 5.9 billion in 2013, driven by China, India, Africa

 

Campbell, CALIFORNIA, November 3, 2009—Communications industry market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) 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, principal analyst for mobile and FMC infrastructure at Infonetics Research.


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.

 

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"The number of worldwide mobile subscribers will reach 5.9 billion by 2013."

Stéphane Téral
Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research
Fixed and Mobile Subscribers

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