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Ovum's updated Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: 2016–21 provides an in-depth view of the mobile telecoms market from 2013 to 2021, including mobile service revenues split by voice, data, and SMS and ARPU for all regions and 67 major markets around the world.


  • Ovum forecasts an increase in total service revenues from $848bn in 2015 to $926bn in 2021 (1.5% CAGR), using average 2Q15 exchange rates as the basis for forecasting in US dollars. Compared to Ovum's previous mobile revenue forecast, it represents a lower five-year forward expected growth (1.9% CAGR). This growth is below nominal GDP growth (real growth plus inflation) in almost all markets.

Features and Benefits

  • Compare cross-country and cross-regional comparisons for subscriptions and revenues for 67 countries and eight regions.
  • Includes Ovum's 5G forecast for 54 operators in 27 countries.

Key questions answered

  • Which regions are expected to grow the fastest in terms of mobile subscriptions?
  • Which markets are expected to adopt 5G in 2021? How fast will that adoption be?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: 2016–21

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