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The Mobile Economy: Europe 2018 | GSMA Intelligence
Europe is the most highly penetrated mobile region in the world. As of year-end 2017, 85% of the European population – 465 million people – subscribed to mobile services just above North America and CIS. The total addressable market for the region’s mobile operators is approaching saturation point, with the largest mobile markets – France and the UK – accounting for most of the new unique subscribers.
GSMA Intelligence has launched ‘The Mobile Economy: Europe 2018′ highlights how mobile is driving growth and innovation across European countries.
Top Line Findings of the 2018 Mobile Economy in Europe:
Coverage of 4G services passed 97% of the population at the end of 2017 and will grow to 98% by 2025.
Looking out to 2025, Europe’s mobile revenue is forecast to be roughly stable across many markets (143 billion in 2017 vs. 144 in 2018).
Total (cellular and non-cellular) IoT connections in Europe will increase almost three-fold between 2017 and 2025, reaching 4.9 billion, from 1.7 billion in 2017.
A Figure Shows the 4G Vs. Smartphone Adoption in Certain European Markets in 2018
Content of “The Mobile Economy in the Europe” Report:
Limited headroom in European subscriber growth
4G migration continues with untapped potential in some markets
Much expected as operators begin their 5G journeys
Revenue and CapEx outlook
Evolving mobile market structures
MOBILE DRIVING GROWTH, ENABLING INNOVATION AND FORGING A DIGITAL EUROPE
Mobile’s contribution to economic growth and jobs
Consumer engagement with mobile services
Mobile operators facilitating and driving innovation across the region
POLICY INFLUENCING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MOBILE
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