Which service providers are best positioned to grow?

Despite a global recession and approaching saturation in some markets, new research from  GlobalComms Insight predicts both wireless and broadband subscribers will grow at more than 10 per cent per year over the next five years. This results in no fewer than 2.5 billion net new subscribers by the end of 2013. However, growth in the value of the telecoms services market will not keep pace with subscriber growth. The bulk of subscriber growth will come from countries where GDP per capita is under US$3,000 per year. Despite the best efforts of service providers to maintain or increase ARPU, global telecoms service revenues will grow less than 5 per cent annually-less than half the rate experienced over the past five years. Article