Mobile Data Consumption Market is expected to reach 9.52 billion with a CAGR of 2.0% in 2027 | The Insight Partners

Mobile Data Consumption Trends Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts By Subscribers, Technology and Geography

Publication Month: Apr 2019 | Report Code: TIPRE00004297 | No. of Pages: 73 | Category: Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Status: Published

The number of mobile subscribers and people using internet on their mobile phones has surged from 7.80 billion subscribers in 2017 to 7.97 billion subscribers in 2018, with an addition of 170 million subscribers during the year and the number subscribers is expected to reach 9.52 billion with a CAGR of 2.0%. In 2018, the overall mobile subscriber base was 7.97 billion and out of this 3.58 billion were internet subscribers. Internet subscribers represented a noteworthy share of overall subscriber base. The adoption of 5G technology is expected to start from 2020 onwards.


Subscribers Base 2018 (Billion)

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Mobile Data Consumption Key Trends

The mobile data traffic every month and for each smartphone is projected to remain persistent across all the region despite of significant differences in the data consumption patterns. For instance, the North America charted for highest usage by accounting for nearly 5.1 GB each month per active smartphone user, whereas, the western Europe was estimated to approach 2.7 GB per month milestone by 2016 end. Furthermore, the growth in developed markets like US and Europe is slowing down as these regions are approaching saturation in terms of mobile subscribers. However, developing economies like India and China have significant potential to grow from 2019 to 2027.


Demographic Insights

The demographic profile of internet users in terms of gender ratio, age group, education level and other parameters vary based on specific countries/regions. Language is one of the parameter based on which we can identify the demographics of internet users worldwide. In terms of website language, more than half of the websites are in in English language followed by Russian, German, Spanish and Chinese.


Data Usage Insights

In 2018, the amount of data consumed by mobile internets users worldwide reached a new level. In both developing and developed countries, unlimited plans have become a norm, and fierce completion among operators led to wide availability of affordable data plans all over the world. Low cost smartphones have further fueled this growth trend of mobile internet users.


Average Data consumption per subscriber per month - By Region (In GB)

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Strategic Insights

Major growth drivers responsible for this increase in mobile subscriber base worldwide include:

  • Rising demand of internet services in developing countries like China and India
  • Increased investment in advanced technologies like AR, VR, IoT and AI
  • Favorable and supportive regulatory environment
  • Affordable data plans and low cost smartphones are fuelling the growth of data consumption

Global Mobile Data Consumption Trends to 2027 – Company Profiles

  • AT&T, Inc.
  • china mobile Limited
  • China Telecom Corporation Limited
  • China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • Orange S.A
  • Telefónica S.A.
  • Telecom Italia
  • Vodafone group PLC

1.             INTRODUCTION

1.1       The Insight Partners Research Report Guidance

2.             Key Takeaways

2.1       Global Market

2.1.1        Subscriber Base 2018

2.1.2        Market Potential 2018 – 2027

3.             Global mobile data consumption trends Landscape

3.1       Global Market

3.1.1        Demographic Overview

3.1.2        Insights & Analysis      Top Global Mobile Network Operators 2018

3.1.3        Service Providers Available Mobile Data Plans & Tariffs      Data Plans & Tariffs

3.1.4        Data Usage Patterns      Mobile Data Usage Pattern, By Type

3.1.5        Insights On Top Website Usage & Surfing

3.1.6        Major mobile application usage and preferences

4.             Global mobile data consumption – Key Dynamics

4.1       Key Drivers

4.1.1        Developing countries like China and India are driving the growth of mobile internet services

4.1.2        Increased investment in advanced technologies like AR, VR and AI will drive the growth in data consumption and average revenue per user

4.1.3        Favourable and supportive regulatory environment

4.1.4        Affordable data plans and low cost smartphones are fuelling the growth of data consumption in developing countries

4.2       Key Restraints

4.2.1        Stagnant and slow growth in developed regions due to saturation

4.2.2        Intense competition between network operators is leading to decreasing revenues from traditional mobile services

4.3       Key Opportunities

4.3.1        Mobile internet is the growth opportunity for network operators

4.3.2        Scaling the innovative concept of Internet of Things

4.4       Future Trends

4.4.1        Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications will lead the way

4.4.2        4G will become the leading mobile network and 5G deployment comes closer to commercialisation

4.5       Impact of Drivers and Restraints

5.             Global companies Landscape

5.1       Market Initiative

5.2       Merger and Acquisition

5.3       New Development

6.             Global Competitive Landscape

6.1       Market Share –Top global mobile network operators and Telecom operators 2018 Ranking

7.             Global mobile data consumption trends, key company profiles

7.1       AT&T, Inc.

7.1.1        Key Facts

7.1.2        Business Description

7.1.3        Financial Overview

7.1.4        SWOT Analysis

7.1.5        Key Developments

7.2       china mobile Limited

7.2.1        Key Facts

7.2.2        Business Description

7.2.3        Financial Overview

7.2.4        SWOT Analysis

7.2.5        Key Developments

7.3       China Telecom Corporation Limited

7.3.1        Key Facts

7.3.2        Business Description

7.3.3        Financial Overview

7.3.4        SWOT Analysis

7.3.5        Key Developments

7.4       China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited

7.4.1        Key Facts

7.4.2        Business Description

7.4.3        Financial Overview

7.4.4        SWOT Analysis

7.4.5        Key Developments

7.5       Deutsche Telekom AG

7.5.1        Key Facts

7.5.2        Business Description

7.5.3        Financial Overview

7.5.4        SWOT Analysis

7.5.5        Key Developments

7.6       Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

7.6.1        Key Facts

7.6.2        Business Description

7.6.3        Financial Overview

7.6.4        SWOT Analysis

7.6.5        Key Developments

7.7       Orange S.A.

7.7.1        Key Facts

7.7.2        Business Description

7.7.3        Financial Overview

7.7.4        SWOT Analysis

7.7.5        Key Developments

7.8       Telefónica S.A.

7.8.1        Key Facts

7.8.2        Business Description

7.8.3        Financial Overview

7.8.4        SWOT Analysis

7.8.5        Key Developments

7.9       Telecom Italia

7.9.1        Key Facts

7.9.2        Business Description

7.9.3        Financial Overview

7.9.4        SWOT Analysis

7.9.5        Key Developments

7.10    Vodafone group plc

7.10.1     Key Facts

7.10.2     Business Description

7.10.3     Financial Overview

7.10.4     SWOT Analysis

7.10.5     Key Developments

8.             Appendix

8.1       About Us

8.2       Glossary of Terms

8.3       Methodology

8.3.1        Coverage

8.3.2        Secondary Research

8.3.3        Primary Research

list of tables

TABLE 1.           Subscriber Base forecasts to 2027 (US$ Million)

TABLE 2.           SUBSCRIBER BASE FORECASTS TO 2027- by technology type (US$ MILLION)


TABLE 4.           Subscriber Penetration level - By Most-Populous Countries

TABLE 5.           Data plans & Tariffs

TABLE 6.           Average Data consumption per subscriber per month forecasts to 2027- By Region (In GB)

TABLE 7.           major websites used in the world

TABLE 8.           Major applications used in the world

TABLE 9.           Top Global Mobile network operators 2018- By Subscriber base

TABLE 10.        Top Global Telecom operators 2018- By Sales Revenue

TABLE 11.        Glossary of Terms, Agriculture Drones Market

list of figures

FIGURE 1.        Subscribers Base 2018 (Million)

FIGURE 2.        Technology penetration level 2018- 2G/3G/4G and 5G (%)

FIGURE 3.        SUBSCRIBER BASE FORECASTS TO 2027- by technology type (MILLION)

FIGURE 4.        4G and 5G Penetration level- 2018 and 2027

FIGURE 5.        penetration level forecasts- By Technology (2G/3G/4G/5G)

FIGURE 6.        subscriber penetration level forecasts to 2027- By major Regions

FIGURE 7.        Demographic overview 2018- by language (%)


FIGURE 9.        Internet subscriber base and penetration as % of total subscriber base

FIGURE 10.     internet subscriber penetration level forecasts to 2027- By Region (%)

FIGURE 11.     5G Global Adoption Rate- 2020-2027 (%)

FIGURE 12.     5G Adoption level 2027- By Major Countries/Region



FIGURE 15.     Market Share of GLObal mobile network operators 2018 - by subscriber base (%)

FIGURE 16.     Market Share of top Global telecom operators 2018 by - sales revenue (%)


The List of Companies

  1. AT&T, Inc.
  2. china mobile Limited
  3. China Telecom Corporation Limited
  4. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
  5. Deutsche Telekom AG
  6. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  7. Orange S.A
  8. Telefónica S.A.
  9. Telecom Italia
  10. Vodafone group PLC



  • Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, and leading players in the global mobile data market.
  • Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies
  • The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the mobile data consumption, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long term strategies
  • Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets
  • Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it
  • Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin commercial interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distribution
  • Examine the political, economic, social and technology impact of the five regions namely: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America.



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