CAMPBELL, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE) Services and Subscribers: Voice, SMS/MMS, and Broadband market size and forecasts report, which tracks mobile services revenue, mobile voice and data average revenue per user (ARPU), and mobile voice and broadband subscribers.
“As we approach mobile saturation, the mobile industry is undeniably shifting from voice to data, and over-the-top voice revenue is shifting away from mobile operators,” notes Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research. “SMS use is fading in places like Japan, the US, the Netherlands, and the UK in favor of free applications over mobile broadband that enable internet browsing, email and, more importantly, video. Those services may be free to subscribers, but handling the traffic is not free to the network operators.”
Téral adds: “Service providers are spending billions of dollars to upgrade their networks to handle the skyrocketing traffic; if they don’t, they face network outages and subscriber turnover. They’re all looking for cost savings and efficiencies. But it comes down to subscribers either being willing to pay a fair price for the services provided or not.”
MOBILE SERVICES MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
REPORT SYNOPSIS Infonetics’ biannual mobile services report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts, analysis, and trends for mobile broadband, SMS/MMS and voice mobile service revenue, ARPU and subscribers by network type (W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO, TD-SCDMA, and LTE). The report features a Mobile Broadband Service Tracker following deployments by country, technology, and subscribers. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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