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This is the 4Q14 update of the World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks (WTFB), which tracks detailed financial and operational KPIs for 45 of the largest global telecoms operator groups.


  • Total industry revenue saw a modest increase of 1.7% year on year in 4Q14, after growth of 0.7% in 3Q14.
  • The industry EBITDA margin fell notably to 26.8% in 4Q14 compared with 32.3% in 3Q14.
  • In 4Q14, the industry EBIT margin fell sharply to 7.5%, reflecting reductions in EBITDA, while the industry net income margin fell to 4.0%, compared to 15.7% in 3Q14.

Features and Benefits

  • Build a complete view of the telecoms industry using operator financial KPIs and macroeconomic data from related countries.
  • Monitor the comparative financial performance of 45 operators in a robust template using reported data from consolidated financial statements.

Key questions answered

  • Which operators had the strongest revenue growth in 4Q14?
  • Which operators were the most indebted in 4Q14?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Telecoms Industry and Operator Benchmarks by Key Financial Metrics: 4Q14
  • Further reading
  • Author

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