Worldwide Mobile Operators - Regional Leaders 2018: Pan-Regional Operators Gain Valuable Experiences by Operating Across Markets - ResearchAndMarkets.com

September 24, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--The “Global Mobile Operators - Regional Leaders - Overview and Statistics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The vibrant and competitive global mobile sector has witnessed the emergence of pan-regional players in recent years as large operators looked to expand outside their home base in order to grow revenues and subscribers.

These operators which now exist in multiple markets; are able to capitalise on a scale as well as on applying the experiences gained in one market to benefit services in another. This increasingly applies to emerging technologies, including FttP, variations of LTE, and 5G. As such, these operators are increasingly morphing from being providers of mobile voice and data services to being providers of a full range of converged services, incorporating mobile and fixed-line services as well as digital media.

Europe provides a good example of this, as while there are a large number of operators across Europe, there are also a few pan-regional players, including Telefnica (O2), Orange Group, Telekom Deutschland (T-Mobile), Telenor and Telia Company. These operators are developing valuable knowledge of the various markets in the region and increasing their skill-sets and abilities.

5G is a key area of focus for these operators as well, with some early commercial launches expected by late 2019 while a more extensive availability of services is anticipated during 2020. Factors which will influence operators’ decisions on timing the launch of 5G within European markets include the affordability and availability of 5G-compatible smartphones, and the availability of sufficient spectrum assigned for 5G.

Key Developments

The mobile network operators (MNOs) will continue to face daunting data demands from customers. While networks can at times be strained, the MNOs are continually adding capabilities and applications in an effort to reduce their overall costings. China Mobile continues to dominate the mobile industry in China. In many cases, the African markets are dominated by only a few international providers. There continues to be some consolidation within the European market. While there are a number of operators in Latin America, there are a few pan-regional players such as Telefonica and America Movil which operate in many markets. Changing industry conditions and government intervention has created competition in many telecoms markets of the Middle East. Following extensive trials, operators in the USA are on the cusp of launching commercial 5G services. There are only a few pan-regional players in the Pacific region.

Companies Featured

America Movil Etisalat Hutchison Millicom Mobile CAPEX Orange Group T-Mobile Telecoms CAPEX Telefonica Group Telia Company Vodacom mobile Vodafone Group Zain mobile

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