Wednesday, June 24, 2009

mobile: forecast growth of connections to 5.7 Billion by 2015

[PRWEB] The need to expedite trade and business activities induced innovations in various telecommunication technologies for the past several years. Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) evolved into a global standard within a short time and enabled mass production of GSM systems to take advantage of economies of scale. GSM emerged as the fastest growing mobile telecommunication systems in the world. The industry is currently going through significant changes with highly mature markets driving the industry to explore innovative revenue channels. Given the fierce market competition for new revenue channels, network operators are exploring strategies to get the attention of consumers from outside the recognized wireless market. Nevertheless, global mobile subscriber base is continuing to increase, which is mainly due to the growth experienced in regions such as Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific with potential for further growth.

GSM presently represents more than 80% of the global mobile communications industry. 2G & 2.5G technology market represents the largest segment. On the other hand, 3G technology market segment is poised to register the fastest compounded annual rate of growth by 2015.

Asia-Pacific represents the largest market for GSM, while Africa remains the fastest growing market over the years 2006 through 2015. Europe, the birthplace of GSM, is now a slow growth market. North America, which traditionally remained as a fortress for CDMA technologies, is emerging as a high potential market for GSM with the introduction of new 3G GSM technologies. New technologies such as WCDMA and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) are growing slower than expected in several regions. Political pressure and the prolonged debate between various technology supporters are delaying the launch of 3G services in several countries. The topical recession is discouraging new investments for the expansion of 3G infrastructure.

Leading global and regional service providers dominating the GSM market include America Movil, AT&T Mobility LLC, Bharti Airtel Limited, Deutsche Telekom Group, France Telecom, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, NTT DoCoMo Inc, Rogers Communications Inc, Telefónica SA, Telecom Italia S.p.A, Verizon Communications Inc, and Vodafone Group Plc.

"Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM): A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. The GSM market is analyzed in terms of number of subscriptions (cumulative) by the following geographic regions - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Africa; and technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G. Analytics for the period 2006-2015 provide a comprehensive understanding of the market.

see also GSM Subscription Base to Reach 5.7 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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