Telecom Industry

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS- INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

By: NIYIGABA JEAN DE DIEU (0391699)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY 1.DEFINITION Telecommunication is a sector which includes telephone services, distribution of sounds, images, data or other information via cables, broadcasting, relay or satellite networks [7](Telecom industry report 2006) 2.INDUSTRY BACKGROUND The telecom industry includes companies which help transmit information for the purposes of communication [4]. Telecom companies are any company that provides devices meant for communication. In many cases they are associated with phones. World telecom industry is an uprising industry, proceeding towards a goal of achieving two third of the world's telecom connections. Over the past few years information and communications technology has changed in a dramatic manner and as a result of that, world telecom industry is going to be a booming industry. Substantial economic growth and mounting population enable the rapid growth of this industry. According to QFINANCE the telecom industry can be divided into two principal sectors: fixed-line services, and mobile services. 2.1 .The mobile sector This sector has proved the main engine of growth over the past decade, and has proved a boon to many consumers in emerging economies who previously did not have access to fixed-line services. Broadband experts in developed economies have also predicted that the mobile-phone network could replace copper wire as the principal method by which people connect to the internet in the next few years. However, after many years of rapid growth, sales of mobile handsets have been dealt a blow by the global economic slowdown. Worldwide mobile phone sales to end-users totaled 1.211 billion units in 2009, a 0.9% decline from 2008 (Gartner). But, in the fourth quarter of 2009, the market registered single-digit growth as mobile phone sales to end-users surpassed 340 million units, an 8.3% increase...
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