Campbell, CALIFORNIA (June 2, 2015)—Worldwide telecom service provider capital expenditures grew 2.9 percent year-over-year in 2014, to US$352 billion, according to the latest IHS Infonetics Service Provider Capex, Revenue, and Capex by Equipment Type report from IHS (NYSE: IHS). Meanwhile, global telecommunications service revenue grew 0.4 percent in 2014, to US$1.997 trillion.
“We’re entering a new era of desynchronized cycles in telecom spending. Regions and economic powers have their own investment agendas and pace, and this will result in overall flat-to-low-single-digit capex growth through 2019 unless a major event occurs,” said Stéphane Téral, research director for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at IHS.
CAPEX REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
- In 2014, expenditures for every type of equipment except TDM voice slowly grew or stayed flat from the year prior
- Europe posted 3.3 percent year-over-year growth in carrier capex, mainly fueled by Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone
- China more than offset spending declines in Japan and South Korea to drive Asia Pacific’s capex growth to 4.2 percent year-over-year in 2014
- Meanwhile, a World Cup hangover slowed telecom spending in Latin America
- IHS forecasts worldwide telecom capex to total a cumulative US$1.8 trillion in the 5 years from 2015 to 2019
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IHS Infonetics' biannual service provider capex report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2019, analysis, and trends for revenue and capex by service provider type (incumbent, competitive, cable operators, independent wireless, satellite) and capex by equipment type (broadband aggregation equipment; wireless infrastructure; IP routers and CES; optical equipment; IP and TDM voice infrastructure; video infrastructure; all other telecom/datacom network equipment; and CPE non-telecom/datacom network equipment). To purchase the report, please visit: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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