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Statistics and Market Data on Telecommunications

With Statista you can discover a range of statistics across the telecommunications field which can be found by searching in the statistics database or by downloading our industry specific dossiers. We provide statistics on usage, equipment sales, revenue, operator market share, consumer satisfaction and more. We also offer a range of forecasts and industry growth statistics.

The telecommunications industry has seen momentous growth over the past century. The opportunity for communication around the globe has been enabled to a level never seen before. Today, there are a number of multi-national telecommunications companies that stand among the giants of the corporate world, pulling in billion dollar revenue figures and casting shadows on the economies of even the most powerful states. The leading brands include AT&T, China Mobile, Verizon, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, all of which enjoying valuations well into the multi-billion dollar range.

It was in the 1980s that mobile phones were first released onto the market for private buyers. Today, after just a short time span, billions of individuals around the world carry mobile phones in their own pockets, and penetration rates are expected to continue increasing steadily into the future. Considering the extensive adoption rate around the globe, this industry is currently dominated by a relatively small number of suppliers. The leading device manufacturers are none other than Apple and Samsung, while the leaders with regards to smartphone operating systems are Google, with the Android system and Apple’s iOS, with a combined market share of more than 90 percent on record.

As a whole, the telecommunications industry generates upwards of 1 trillion euro (1.4 trillion U.S. dollars) in service revenues each year. While in the past revenue was essentially sourced from traditional landline and wireless services, today the range of products and services available in this industry is persistently increasing, offering further opportunities for revenue creation. The telecommunications industry is certainly an exciting industry to watch as it provides us with new opportunities and capabilities that were previously unimaginable as little as decades ago.


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