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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 has forced players in the telecommunications industry to explore growth opportunities either via geographic expansion and/or new technologies, applications, or service offerings. Furthermore, growing Interconnections between technologies and devices (internet of Things or IoT) has driven the demand for data-intensive services thereby increasing the need for 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 burgeoning demand.

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; Telegeography.com; United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs