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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 increased by 3.69% year on year in 4Q17. Capex decreased by 2.02%, pushing down capital intensity (capex/revenues) to 19% during the period.
  • The North America, Eastern Europe, and Oceania, Eastern & South-Eastern Asia regions witnessed the highest growth in telecoms revenues during 4Q17. The Latin America & the Caribbean, Western Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions witnessed modern growth and the Central & Southern Asia region recorded the steepest drop in revenues during the period.

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: 4Q17