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This detailed spreadsheet provides communications provider revenues, capex, and capital intensity from 2008 to the most recent quarter. The scope of the tracker includes CSP, ICP, and CNP data.


  • Global telecoms’ revenues decreased by 0.95% and capex decreased by 2.64% year on year in 3Q18. The global telecoms’ capital intensity (capex/revenues) decreased from 17.37% in 3Q17 to 17.07% in 3Q18
  • North America witnessed the highest YoY growth in telecoms revenues in 3Q18, whereas Central & Southern Asia witnessed lowest YoY growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies leading service providers in terms of revenues and capital expenditure in the global telecoms market.
  • Compares revenues and capital spending of major fixed-line and mobile operators by geography.
  • Provides information that helps with quarterly product/portfolio, marketing strategy, and competitive intelligence analysis and related long-term planning.

Key questions answered

  • Which are the top players in the global telecoms market in terms of revenues and capital spending? Which are growing, and which are declining?
  • How do fixed and mobile carrier revenues and capital spending compare across different regions?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Communications Provider Revenue & Capex Tracker: 3Q18