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The mobile market data benchmark

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Launched in 1995, World Cellular Information Service (WCIS) has become the mobile market data benchmark for service providers and vendors across the globe. It provides historical and five-year forecast data for subscriptions, market share, and penetration for every operator, every network and every country market.

Forecaster includes datasets that offer detailed insight into operator and network KPIs, licenses and spectrum auctions, ownership and investments, and handsets. With data sourced from network owners, or modelled by our in-house forecasting and analyst teams, it delivers the most comprehensive view of the market through an advanced online interface. The tool enables players to size and segment their markets, identify trends, understand market behaviour, and act on competitive threats.  

Use Forecaster to:

  • Understand the size and rate of growth of every country market, technology, operator, and network.

  • Assess the performance of networks, operators, and payment models to evaluate the health of each player and the tactics to succeed in each market.

  • Identify which operators have acquired which licenses in each country market, including the spectrum and price paid.

  • Assess service provider reach, scale, growth, and strategy across their global network portfolio.

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  • Research Agenda 2019

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Content Marketing, Digi...

    Research Agenda 2019

    Welcome to our 2019 Research Agenda which sets out the topics and themes our 150 strong analyst and consultant team will be focusing on in the coming year.

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    Fixed Wireless Access: Changing the Face of Home Broadband Connectivity

  • Research agenda 2020

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    Research agenda 2020

    Providing authoritative data, market analysis and vertical industry expertise for TMT decision makers.

  • Access the most complete TMT market tracking and forecasting database

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    Access the most complete TMT market tracking and forecasting database

    To date 18 of the 20 top telcos and every one of the 10 leading aggregators are using our data, to gain ultimate visibility in this increasingly challenging and converging marketplace. 

  • 5G will hit 25 million subscriptions worldwide in 2021

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    5G will hit 25 million subscriptions worldwide in 2021

    5G services will launch in 2020 and will have 25 million subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2021, primarily for fixed and mobile broadband services, according to Ovum’s latest 5G subscription forecasts.

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    The everyday use of smartphones and tablets to access business systems has changed the corporate connectivity landscape. Alongside more traditional laptops and PCs, a mix of company and personally owned (BYOD) mobile devices are accessing business systems and the sensitive data they hold.

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    Africa Market Outlook: Digital services

    This report identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms sector and provides strategic recommendations for key players. This latest edition has been updated with 2Q16 market data and new forecasts to 2021.

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