Infonetics Research: Mobile Operators Feeling Pressure from OTT and Free Services

Infonetics Research: Mobile Operators Feeling Pressure from OTT and Free Services

<0> Infonetics Research, +1-408-583-3371Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics </0>

Market research firm released excerpts from its market size and forecasts report, which tracks mobile services revenue, mobile voice and data average revenue per user (), and mobile voice and broadband subscribers.

“As we approach mobile saturation, the mobile industry is undeniably shifting from voice to data, and voice revenue is shifting away from mobile operators,” notes , principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at . “ use is fading in places like Japan, the US, the Netherlands, and the UK in favor of free applications over mobile broadband that enable internet browsing, email and, more importantly, video. Those services may be free to subscribers, but handling the traffic is not free to the network operators.”

adds: “Service providers are spending billions of dollars to upgrade their networks to handle the skyrocketing traffic; if they don’t, they face network outages and subscriber turnover. They’re all looking for cost savings and efficiencies. But it comes down to subscribers either being willing to pay a fair price for the services provided or not.”

Infonetics’ biannual provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts, analysis, and trends for mobile broadband, SMS/MMS and voice mobile service revenue, ARPU and subscribers by network type (W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO, , and LTE). The report features a following deployments by country, technology, and subscribers. To , contact Infonetics: .

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