In emerging markets, growth will be driven largely by operators signing up first-time customers at low prices, but in massive numbers. India alone will see dramatic rise in subscriber numbers - adding 375mn mobile internet subscribers thru 2021. Emerging markets will also dominate the list of countries with the fastest rates of revenue growth.
Flattish growth or in some cases falling fixed broadband subscriptions and changes in consumer perception in what they want from a bundle will lead to fixed broadband revenue expected to reach US$59.9bn at 1.5% CAGR thru 2021. Conversely mobile internet revenues will increase by a CAGR of 8.9% to US$129.8bn as LTE subscriptions rise in parallel with demand for OTT streaming services and mobile data consumption continues its rapid increase.