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Mobile trends for the 2020s: New platform wars, US vs. China, and doubling down on digital services

November 7, 2019

What are the major trends that will shape the next decade of mobile technology? GSMA Intelligence lays out five in a new report.

According to the report, those trends include:

– Operators will intensify their pursuit of revenues that come from sources other than connectivity, which GSMA Intelligence categorized as “digital” revenues. Carriers are pursuing strategies including pay TV, the internet of things, advertising or fintech, depending on the country. For the 20 biggest operator groups around the world, GSMA Intelligence found, non-connectivity revenue currently averages between 10-20% of group top-line revenues — with the exception of AT&T, which garners 40% due to its acquisition of Time Warner.

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