Market Forecast: Mobile Phones

Gain insights from a five-year forecast of the mobile phone market

Our worldwide phone forecast reports provide a five-year outlook, including the current year, and cover North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, India, and the emerging and the developed markets of south-east Asia–Pacific.

Our UK phone forecasts provide a five-year outlook, including the current year, for the UK market.

The forecasts examine installed base and shipments of smartphones and non-smartphones, and offer splits for technology (CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, LTE, 5G). The worldwide edition also provides global sell-in values by device type. Each forecast is delivered in Excel with supporting material that sets out our assumptions, market developments, key findings and conclusions, and major risks to the forecast.

On request, we can provide further elements, for example replacement rates, net new users, and the second-hand market.

The worldwide forecast is revised and published annually, and the UK forecast is updated twice a year although disruptive changes in the market may prompt additional revisions.

  • Five-year forecasts
  • Splits for wireless technology
  • Worldwide and UK-specific
  • Excel and PowerPoint reports
  • Updated twice a year
  • More elements can be provided
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