Worldwide Mobile Phone 2013–2017 Forecast and Analysis

Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2015–2019

IDC, Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2015, 25 Pages
US$4,500.00
IDC-259202

This study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device vendors. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,928 million unit shipments in 2015, down 1.7% from the 1,961 million units shipped in 2014. From there, total mobile phone shipments will reach 2,145.4 million units worldwide, resulting in a CAGR of 1.8% from 2014 to 2019.

Despite the slight decrease in shipments in 2015, the worldwide mobile phone market is still set for steady growth heading into 2019. Although feature phones will not completely fade away, expect a greater shift toward smartphones as prices drop and vendors continue to target many key, emerging markets with a plethora of very competitive and affordable models.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Vendors Will Target Feature Phones Owners

Cost

3G Remains Key in Driving Low-Cost Handsets

Market Forecast

Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast, 2014–2019

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2014–2019

Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by Region

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2014–2019 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2014–2019

Mobile Phone Forecast by Device Type

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2014–2019 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2014–2019

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Device Type, 2014–2019

Feature Phones

Smartphones

Mobile Phone Forecast by Air Interface Group

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface, 2014–2019 (M)

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019

Table: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface, 2014–2019 (M)

Table: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019

Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface, 2014–2019 (M)

Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2014–2019

CDMA

GSM

UMTS/WCDMA

4G

Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by ASP

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone ASPs by Region, 2014–2019 ($)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone ASPs by Region, 2014–2019

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone ASPs by Product Category, 2014–2019 ($)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone ASPs by Product Category, 2014–2019

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

Telecom Industry

Replacement Rate

Mobile Phone Pricing

Inhibitors

Exchange Rates

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2009–2019: Comparison of June 2015 and September 2015 Forecasts (M)

Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2009–2019: Comparison of June 2015 and September 2015 Forecasts

Market Definition

Feature Phone

Smartphone

Methodology



Date of Publication:
Sep 30, 2015
File Format:
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Number of Pages:
25 Pages
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