Although most current capital investment by mobile carriers is for voice services and 2G network expansion, “CAPEX for data services will surpass that for voice sometime in 2009 as 4G starts to arrive…by 2013, the percentage split will be 28 percent for voice, 67 percent for data and 5 percent for mobile TV,” said Hwai Lin Khor of ABI Research.
ABI Research’s “Mobile Operator Capital Expenditure Analysis” highlights the latest trends influencing capital expenditure (CAPEX) investments by mobile operators worldwide. This study provides the historical and forecast CAPEX based on regions, mobile technologies, mobile services and network infrastructure components from 2003 to 2013. Among its findings:
For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com/press/1172-Mobile+CAPEX+More+Than+%24131+Billion+and+Rising+Despite+Turbulent+Economy.