Revenue from wireless devices bought by carriers and end users in the U.S. totaled $21.8 billion in 2008, up 5 percent from 2007.
Handset Sales In 2008, more than 1.2 billion handset units were sold globally. The number of units sold between 2007 and 2008 was roughly 100 million. Forecast for 2012 is expected to near 1.5 billion units. -- Source: Yankee Group
Massive Global Connectivity By 2011 Global Telecom Revenue will hit nearly $5 trillion Market Driver: High-volume data applications Web conferencing, broadband and support services, and unified communications
A Checklist of Opportunities Advanced data will become the principal driver of each segment of the wireless market Advanced data applications will drive service revenues Smartphones will drive device revenue Investment in wireless networks will drive the equipment market
Some Wireless Growth Facts Data applications (text messaging, video games, TV, GPS, Internet…) comprised 16% of wireless services revenue in 2007 By 2012, data applications will generate nearly 39% of wireless services revenue! Data-related revenue rose 79% in 2007!
Asia Telecomms Revenue Rose 17% in 2007 – trending double digit growth Broadband grew 45%! Wireless rose 23% Investment in 3G and broadband infrastructure is boosting public network equipment revenue – rise of 16% in 2007.
Wireless Subscribers in Asia-Pac Expected to rise 17.8% in 2008 to 1.5 billion subscribers China had 624 million Japan had 109 million India has over 315 million. Indias wireless market is expected to increase to 600 million subscribers by 2011!
Fact There are more than 360 million Indian children ages 14 and under, according to the 2001 census. That number is greater than the entire U.S. population… Think of the possibilities.
The Latest Bump in the Road Worlds Financial Crisis Investment Capital Disappearing for Broadband Deployment Initiatives ICT companies are reporting significant losses and are laying off workers on a large scale
What Does it Take to Lead? Invest in R&D Focus on next-gen devices and infrastructure Embrace new business models Tap into developing global markets
The Future of Connectivity Broadband deployment - ubiquitous Wireless penetration Unified communications Next-generation devices and 3G/4G networks
Are You Ready for… Connectivity Innovation Responsibility Leadership