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Global Operator Capital Spending, Fueled by Fiber-Optic Broadband and LTE Wireless Infrastructure, Is on the Rise




LONDON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- just published a new market research report:

Global Operator Capital Spending, Fueled by Fiber-Optic Broadband and LTE Wireless Infrastructure, Is on the Rise

This IDC study analyzes the global telecommunications market for the first six months of 2013. There is some cheer for network equipment vendors after the disastrous 2012. Network operators worldwide are investing heavily in 4G LTE services as well as fiber-optic broadband to improve margins under the surging demand for data.

According to Venkatesh Mahale, senior analyst, Telecommunications, "Referring to IDC's Global Telecom Indicators database, operators put together spent $346 billion in 2013, with year-over-year growth of 7%, and are expected to continue the momentum going into 2014 and end the year with a total capex spend of around $370 billion."


Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

U.S. Operators: 4G LTE or Broke

NTT Reduces Capital Budget in Favor of Margin Improvement

SoftBank: Accelerated Spending for LTE Platinum Band

China Mobile Capital Program Accelerates to Deploy National 4G TD-LTE Network

China Telecom Broadband Fiber Capital Program Winds Down and LTE Spending Accelerates

Telefonica: Reduced Capital Programs in Europe and Latin America

Orange Flat Capital Budget, But Substantial Uplift in 4G and FTTH

Deutsche Telekom: Spending Cuts in Europe, Accelerating Momentum in T-Mobile US

Vodafone: ?7 Billion Incremental Capital Spend for Project Spring

America Movil: Overall Capital Slowdown But Acceleration for 4G Network Investments

Future Outlook

Forecast and Assumptions

Market Context

Essential Guidance

Learn More

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Table: Worldwide Carrier Capital Expenditure Growth, 2008-2013 (%)

Table: Worldwide Carrier Capital Expenditure in Reported Currency by Top 10 Carrier, CY 1H12 and CY 1H13

Table: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Wireless Capital Expenditure, 1H12 and 1H13 ($M)

Table: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Total Capital Expenditure, 1H12 and 1H13 ($M)

Table: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Total Capital Expenditure, 2010-2013 ($M)

Table: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Capital Intensity, 1H12 and 1H13 (%)

Table: NTT Capital Spending by Operating Company, 1H12 and 1H13 (?B)

Table: NTT Capital Expenditure, FY10-FY13

Table: SoftBank Capital Spending, 2008-2015

Table: SoftBank Capital Spending, 1H12 and 1H13

Table: China Mobile Capital Spending, 1H12 and 1H13

Table: China Mobile Spending Pattern, 2013 (RMB Million)

Table: China Mobile 3G Penetration by Operators (M)

Table: China Telecom Capital Spending, 2010-2013

Table: China Telecom Capital Expenditure, 1H12 and 1H13

Table: Telefonica Spending on Spectrum Licenses by Country, 1H13

Table: Telefonica Capital Expenditures Growth Rate by Country

Table: Telefonica Group Capital Spending, 2011-2013

Table: France Telecom Group Capital Spending, 2011-2013

Table: DT Capital Spending by Business Unit, 1H12 and 1H13 (EURM)

Table: DT Group Capital Spending, 2011-2013

Table: Vodafone Group Capital Spending, FY12-FY14

Table: Vodafone Group Capital Spending, FY 2H12 and FY 2H13

Table: Vodafone Capital Investment Plan from November 2013 to March 2016 (?B)

Table: America Movil Group Capital Spending, 2010-2013

Table: America Movil Group Capital Spending, 1H11, 1H12, and 1H13

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Capital Expenditure by Half Year, 2010-2013

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Capital Expenditure by Quarter, 2008-2013

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Capital Expenditure and Growth, 2008-2013

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Capital Spending by Top 10 Carrier Group, 1H13

Figure: China Mobile Capital Spending and Growth, 2010-2013

Figure: Telefonica Capital Spending Share by Country, 1H13

Figure: FT Capital Spending Share by Country/Group, 1H13

Figure: France Telecom Capital Spending Growth by Top Country/Group

Figure: DT Europe Capital Spending Share by Country, 1H13

Figure: Vodafone Europe Capital Spending Share by Country, 2H13

Figure: Vodafone Capital Spending Share by Country/Group, 2H13

Figure: America Movil Capital Spending Share by Country, 1H13

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Global Operator Capital Spending, Fueled by Fiber-Optic Broadband and LTE Wireless Infrastructure, Is on the Rise

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