The majority of mobile operators are at a transition point between a maturing voice and SMS market and the growth in data services based upon high-speed networks. With the exception of markets such as Eastern Europe, India and Africa, voice ARPUs are flat or in decline, and SMS looks destined to follow this trend.
As the industry matures, several trends will become apparent. Here are FierceWireless:Europe's top 5 trends for the wireless market:
These trends are based upon anecdotal evidence with the assistance of Terry Norman, senior analyst, Analysys Mason. - Paul