Wireless revenue share is almost 49% of all telecom services revenue

According to the new industry study, wireless revenue will approach almost 49% of all telecommunications services revenue by the close of 2006 and will grow to 55.6% of all telecommunications industry revenue by 2010.  The global telecommunications industry revenue will reach $1.2 trillion by the close of 2006, with continued strong growth in wireless communications leading the way, says a new market analysis report from Insight Research.  By the beginning of 2006, over 1.8 billion subscribers worldwide will be depending on mobile wireless telephones.  
  • Global telecom industry revenue, 2006: $1.2 trillion
  • Global telecom industry revenue, 2010: $1.6 trillion
  • Wireless share of all telecom services revenue, 2006: 49%
  • Wireless share of all telecom services revenue, 2010: 55.6%
  • Global revenues from mobile data services, 2005: $102.1 billion
As stated in the study, worldwide telecommunications services revenue is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 5.9% from 2005 through 2010, with services revenue estimated to grow from $1.2 trillion in 2006 to almost $1.6 trillion in 2010. The study highlights rapidly growing industry segments such as VoIP, WiFi, fixed-mobile convergence, IMS, and streaming media, as well as technological innovations such as grid computing and DWDM and WDM in fiber optics.

Global revenues from mobile data services surpassed US$100 billion for the first time in 2005 according to data from Informa Telecoms & Media's World Cellular Data Metrics. The figure of US$102.1 billion is equal to US$52.9 per everymobile subscription throughout the year or USD$4.4 per month. 

Strong data revenue growth has continued into 2006, with the 1Q figure of US$28.4 billion up 17% year-on-year. NTT DoCoMo continues to generate the highest non-voice revenues, based on data for 114 operators tracked. Its total of US$2.5 billion for 1Q06 compares to second-placed operator China Mobile (US$1.9 billion) and Japanese rival KDDI US$1.5 billion in third. Three US operators (Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless and Sprint Nextel) recorded data revenues above US$800 million, while the leading European operator was O2 UK (US$570 million).

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