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This report sets out the key developments that Ovum expects to see in the global mobile market through to 2023, based on new forecasts.


  • There will be 8.8 billion non-M2M mobile subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2023.
  • 5G take-up will get underway in the forecast period, and there will be 37 million 5G mobile subscriptions worldwide at end-2023.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides Ovum's global forecasts for mobile subscriptions, revenue, and ARPU.
  • Understand the trends for mobile subscriptions, revenue, and ARPU for the major world regions.

Key questions answered

  • What will the main trends be in the global mobile market over the coming few years?
  • What will the main trends be in the major regional mobile markets over the coming few years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Global Mobile Outlook: 2018−23

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