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Mobile Data Market

Mobile Data Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Transmission (Wireline, Wireless), By Service type (Basic communication, Value added), By End-Use (Consumer/Residential, Business) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2030

Report Code: SRTE1966DR
Study Period 2018-2030 CAGR 6.78%
Historical Period 2018-2020 Forecast Period 2022-2030
Base Year 2021 Base Year Market Size USD 561.34 Billion
Forecast Year 2030 Forecast Year Market Size USD 1013.06 Billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market North America
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Market Overview

The global mobile data market size was valued at USD 561.34 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1013.06 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 6.78% from 2022 to 2030.

Mobile phones are transforming into multi-function computers with increased processing power and display capabilities, and they are becoming an integral part of people's daily lives. In today's world, digital lifestyle devices are increasingly dependent on the Internet for optimal performance, establishing the Internet as the backbone of a communication system. In addition, mobile data consumption has skyrocketed due to the expansion of available bandwidth, the rise of social media and OTT streaming platforms, and the introduction of cutting-edge technologies like 4G/LTE.

The market is expanding due to rising investments in the deployment of 5G infrastructure, rising demand for internet services in both developed and emerging nations, and continual consumer shifts toward smartphones and next-generation technology. Over the past few decades, the worldwide communication business has been one of the most critical sectors for continuing technical advancements. An increasing number of mobile users, the requirement for high-speed data access, and the desire for value-added telecommunications services have all fueled the market's expansion. The delivery of mobile Internet and data transfer services is being impacted significantly by the convergence of the Internet, mobile enterprises, and network operators.

Market Dynamics

Drivers For The Global Mobile Data Market

  • High Internet Penetration Drives The Market

Due to the expanding use of broadband in the global communication industry, the market for mobile data continues to expand at a consistent rate. As the global digitalisation trend continues, governments, businesses, and individuals rely more and more on high-speed, uninterrupted internet connections for education, information, contact centre services, and entertainment. The mobile data market is also anticipated to be driven by the expansion of research and development activities. Growth of open-source platforms, smartphone display and sound quality, and ultra-fast Internet Protocol (IP) networks, among other services, are acting as primary factors to attract more customers to the 'freemium-based' business model of OTT providers, thereby resulting in an ever-increasing adoption rate and robust market growth.

  • The Pandemic Helped in Further Growth Of The Market

The pandemic of COVID-19 has accelerated the globalization of businesses and cultures. Despite the economic downturn in 2020, mobile internet usage will continue to grow. According to GSMA Intelligence, 28 per cent of Sub-Saharan Africans will have a stable Internet connection by the end of 2020, continuing the upward trend that began in 2014. As the world struggles with the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, digital entertainment platforms and global telecom service providers have profited from the current situation as a result of evolving business strategies and consumer preferences.

Restraints For The Global Mobile Data Market

  • Data Security Is A Major Concern For The Market

In the form of mobile data, users store their sensitive data and business-related information. However, managing and storing the documents presents a number of potential liabilities and vulnerabilities. Security concerns regarding data breaches, unanticipated emergencies, application vulnerabilities, and the loss of data are growing in tandem with the increasing popularity. Some industries, such as academia & research, federal government departments, and financial services, may experience a decline in revenue due to information security and privacy concerns. This can wreak havoc on a company's reputation, eroding the confidence of its leaders. In turn, this may lead to criminal penalties and even legal liability. Often, sensitive information and data are stored in databases and the cloud, allowing cybercriminals to subvert valuable company information and engage in illegal transactions. Consequently, security and privacy risks are anticipated to impede market expansion over the forecast period.

Opportunities For The Global Mobile Data Market

  • Remote Work Culture Is Expected To Bring In New Opportunities For The Market

The remote work culture is likely to increase the demand for data services and network infrastructure. Similarly, the temporary closure of multiplexes and other outdoor entertainment venues due to stringent social distancing has increased the use of various digital platforms, such as social networking, gaming, and over-the-top (OTT) applications. Mobile voice traffic has also increased during this time, with major communication companies reporting massive increases in voice traffic since the start of the epidemic.

  • Growing Mobile protection industry

Mobile Data Protection is a technology that uses data encryption on the primary storage system of a workstation in different data storage platforms, such as solid-state discs, removable media, and hard drives used in integration with cellphones and workstations, to apply data privacy principles. It consists of an active endpoint agent for the target device, an offline/stand-alone agent for removable media, and a central console. Mobile Data Protection protects data on portable storage devices, including cellphones, laptops, and removable media. Additionally, it offers uniform protection guidelines for many platforms.

Regional Analysis

The Asia-Pacific region dominated the mobile data market in 2021, capturing the largest revenue share of approximately 35%, and is anticipated to experience rapid expansion in the near future. The regional market for mobile data is primarily driven by the increasing number of smartphone users, the continuously expanding retail and e-commerce industries, and investments in 5G infrastructure. China, Japan, and India have also made significant contributions to the mobile data market. In addition, escalating government initiatives on digital integration via Information ICT are anticipated to drive market growth.

In 2021, mobile data held a significant revenue share in the North American market. Accelerating technological advancements, the presence of the world's leading telecom corporations attempting to maximise network investments and enhance customer experience, and the escalation of network cyberattacks in this region all contribute to the growth of the North American market. In addition, the expanding use of smartphones and tablets in the United States is anticipated to encourage the BYOD policy. Increased device penetration, coupled with a strong network connection throughout the region, is anticipated to encourage businesses to adopt BYOD policies, thereby accelerating the expansion of the mobile data market.

Two of the critical elements projected to support the expansion of mobile data in this region are the existence of highly developed and economically strong nations like Germany, France, and the UK and a significant concentration of some of the largest corporations in the world. Another element anticipated to impact how mobile data is adopted in Europe is the expansion of smart cities in the region. Up to the middle of 2018, 78 cities in Europe developed smart cities with the help of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC). The expansion of the retail industry is anticipated to have a beneficial impact on the uptake of mobile data. Another important industry in Europe is healthcare.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Transmission
  1. Wireline
  2. Wireless
By Service type
  1. Basic communication
  2. Value added
By End-Use
  1. Consumer/Residential
  2. Business
Company Profiles AT&T Inc. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Deutsche Telekom AG Vodafone Group Plc Verizon Communications Inc. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Telefonica SA KT Corporation Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Orange SA
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

This market can be segmented on the basis of transmission, end-users, regions and competitors. On the basis of transmission in 2021, the wireless segment dominated the mobile data market and accounted for over 75% of the market's revenue. From 2022 to 2028, the segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR. The segment's growth is primarily attributable to the increasing use of internet and mobile data services for residential and commercial applications. A developing 5G wave would serve as a dividing line between wireless and wireline networks, combining the communication modes into a single end-to-end system across public, residential, and commercial locations. Parallel to 5G's wireless infrastructure, wireline infrastructure is crucial for enhancing mobile user quality and network speed. The rapid progression of mobile wireless services from 3G to 4G and now the nascent 5G technology has increased the demand and utilization of wireless mobile data services.

In 2021, the wireline mobile data services segment captured a significant share of the mobile data market's revenue. The ability of wireline services to deliver higher quality network signals directly from the operator's equipment to a company, business, or residence has contributed to the expansion. In recent years, wireline networks have gained popularity due to their ability to increase capacity in response to shifting business demands without necessitating the installation of new networks.

On the basis of end-users in 2021, the consumer/residential segment dominated the mobile data market and accounted for over 60 per cent of the market's revenue. The market's dominance is anticipated to persist throughout the forecast period. The segment's rapid expansion can be attributed to the global proliferation of smartphones. In addition, the rising demand for OTT applications is prompting customers to consider wireless internet subscriptions, thereby contributing significantly to the expansion of communication networks. Over the forecast period, the increasing popularity of ultra-high-definition movies and online gaming is likely to drive market expansion.

In 2021, the business segment captured a substantial revenue share of the mobile data market. In order to manage their network infrastructure and business operations, the majority of businesses require a quick and dependable Internet connection. The demand for broadband services influences nearly every aspect of contemporary business models, including marketing and sales, customer interaction, and profit analysis. In addition, the digital channelization of most business models has increased the use of broadband services across all industry verticals in tandem with the global digital revolution.

Market Size By Transmission

Recent Developments

  • In January 2023, AT&T's new NVIDIA GeForce NOW deal offers gamers the desired network performance.
  • In December 2022, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Will Be Connected by AT&T.
  • In December 2022, since issuing 5G licenses more than three years ago, China Telecom has always insisted on developing a top-notch 5G network to reward customers and support demands for high-quality 5G communications from various walks of life.
  • In November 2022, China Telecom entirely carried out its "Cloudification and Digital Transformation" strategy, which encourages high-quality growth and drives the digital economy.
  • In January 2023, Developing Uzbekistan's information and telecommunications infrastructure will support DX efforts, according to a contract signed by Toyota Tsusho, IIJ, NEC, and NTT Com with Uzbektelecom.

Top Key Players

AT&T Inc. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Deutsche Telekom AG Vodafone Group Plc Verizon Communications Inc. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Telefonica SA KT Corporation Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Orange SA Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the growth rate for the Mobile Data Market?
Mobile Data Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 6.78% during the forecast period.
Some of the top industry players in Mobile Data Market are, AT&T Inc., China Telecom Corp. Ltd., Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone Group Plc, Verizon Communications Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Telefonica SA, KT Corporation, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Orange SA, etc.
Asia Pacific has been dominating the Mobile Data Market, accounting for the largest share of the market.
The Mobile Data Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in North America.
The global Mobile Data Market report is segmented as follows: By Transmission, By End-Use

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