Report: Mobile data to help drive global telecoms revenue to $1.7T by 2017

Mobile data and emerging markets will drive global telecoms revenue up to $1.7 trillion (€1.3 trillion) by 2017, according to a new report from research firm Analysys Mason. The firm said mobile handset data and fixed and mobile broadband will be the most important revenue growth areas, driven by higher data usage and increased penetration of smartphones and broadband services. Further, the report noted that The company added that the global market for telecoms services generated retail revenue of $1.54 trillion in 2012, of which around two-thirds was from developed markets, including North America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Developed Asia-Pacific. Report