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This is the 1Q15 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 continued acceleration in growth to 2.3% year-on-year in 1Q15, after growth of 1.7% in 4Q14.
  • The industry EBITDA margin fell slightly to 32.0% in 1Q15 compared with 32.5% in 1Q14.
  • In 1Q15, the industry EBIT margin fell YoY to 14.8%, compared to 16.8% in 1Q14, and the industry net income margin fell to 8.4%.

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 the world's largest operator groups in a robust template using reported data from consolidated financial statements.

Key questions answered

  • Which operators had the strongest revenue growth in 1Q15?
  • Which operators were the most indebted or had the most financial flexibility in 1Q15?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Telecoms Industry and Operator Benchmarks by Key Financial Metrics: 1Q15
  • Further reading
  • Author

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