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Overview of the global T&M landscape

Evolution is the key word on the global Telecoms & Media landscape.

Increased competition, dwindling revenues, and market saturation have forced telecommunications industry giants to explore growth opportunities via geographic expansion and/or new technologies, applications, or services.

Furthermore, growing interconnections between technologies and devices (Internet of Things or IoT) has led to the demand for data-intensive services and high-speed telecoms infrastructure. Globally, operators are investing heavily to expand and develop their fixed and mobile networks, thereby positioning themselves to take advantage of emerging technologies (5G) and meet the industries’ growing demands.

Telecom landscape overview

Figure 5 Sources: ITU ICT facts and figures 2019; The dynamic global mobile industry – Major trends & statistics; GSMA 2019 Mobile economy report;; United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs