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01 Feb 2012 • by Natalie Aster

Mobile Network Operator KPIs and Subscriptions Database Q1’2012. With 6.1 billion global cellular network subscriptions, the year 2011 has seen mobile penetration levels reach over 87 %. Demand for mobile broadband LTE deployments was a key driver of infrastructure sales in throughout 2011, offsetting spots of continued weakness in legacy voice technologies. As a result of considerable LTE deployments throughout the globe, global operator CAPEX totaled 128 Billion throughout 2011, up almost 30 % from 99 Billion USD in 2011. Furthermore, data APRU increased to USD 5.71 up 7.1 % from Q4’2010, while voice revenues decreased to 10.32 %, down 11.4 % from Q4’2011. Fuelled by increasing mobile broadband deployments Non-SMS data revenues, which now represent 60 % of all data revenues worldwide, were the primary contributor to mobile revenue growth throughout 2011. Spanning over 24 datasheets that cover 810 global operators, the “Mobile Network Operator KPIs and Subscriptions Database Q1’2012” tracks historical figures and forecasts on cellular network subscriptions and financial/operational KPIs.

2G/3G/4G Subscriptions, Deployments and Infrastructure Contracts Database Q1’2012. With over 49 fully commercial network launches and 200 LTE-enabled devices available in the market as of January 2012, LTE adoption has considerably gained momentum throughout the globe. Unique market and operator requirements have driven several early LTE launches. Driven by these early launches global LTE subscriptions reached 6.4 Million at the end of Q4’2011. From an operator viewpoint Verizon Wireless (U.S) is leading the market with a 64 % market share thanks to its tremendous coverage footprint that currently spans across 178 regional markets in the United States. Verizon’s market share is followed by NTT DoCoMo, which represents 23 % of all LTE subscriptions. Going forward, the LTE market is set to grow with a CAGR of 150 % over the next 5 years and will eventually represent more than 8 % of all mobile connections by 2016. From an infrastructure manufacturer perspective, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent are leading the market and account for a combined market share of 65 % of all LTE contracts. Ericsson is also leading the market from a technology neutral perspective with a 25 % stake in all global 2G/3G/4G contracts.

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