Mobile global subscribers have grown at a 15% CAGR clip and global mobile revenues have seen a similar 18% CAGR, exceeding $667 billion says Pyramid Research in its latest Analyst Insight.
'The global mobile market grew at an impressive pace between 2001-2006,' says Derek Medlin, author of the Insight.
Pyramid found that despite the influence of drivers for consolidation of the market at the global level, the mobile telephony space has continued to spark the interest of alternative operators, leading to an overall increase in the average number of national operators.
The Insight also found that the concentration of market share at the country level has decreased, suggesting a fragmentation of monopolistic or duopolistic markets.
'There is a possibility that this trend is a temporary condition promulgated by the life cycle of the mobile sector and that higher concentration is just around the corner,' continued Medlin.
'However, new licensing structures have produced MVNOs that may be able to offset the concentration power of market leaders by serving target segments of the mobile subscriber base.'