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Wireless Operator Performance Benchmarking Q2 2015

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Report Summary:

Mobile operator EBITDA margins were at their highest level for ten years in Q2 2015, at 41.8% of global service revenue. Service revenue returned to growth in the quarter (up 0.3% year on year), helped by a modest recovery in Asia-Pacific, while margins were lifted by the continued focus on acquisition and retention spend, as subsidy costs and postpaid churn both fell. This data table tracks the operational and financial performance of 247 active wireless operators, which collectively account for 80% of the world's cellular subscriptions. 

Table of Contents

Title Page
Country Subscriptions
Country Penetration
All Operator Subscriptions
All Operator Subscription Market Shares
Total Subscriptions (M)
Market Share
Net Additions (M)
Market Share Net Additions
Postpaid Subscriptions (M)
Prepaid Subscriptions (M)
Prepaid Share of Subscriptions
Prepaid Share of Net Additions
Gross Additions (M)
Monthly Churn Rate
Monthly Postpaid Churn Rate
Monthly Prepaid Churn Rate
Service Revenue (US$M)
Monthly ARPU (US$)
Monthly Postpaid ARPU (US$)
Monthly Prepaid ARPU (US$)
Voice Revenue (US$M)
Non-Voice Revenue (US$M)
Data Revenue (US$M)
Messaging Revenue (US$M)
Monthly Voice ARPU (US$)
Monthly Non-Voice ARPU (US$)
Monthly Data ARPU (US$)
Monthly Messaging ARPU (US$)
Non-Voice as a % of Service Revenue
Data as a % of Service Revenue
Messaging as a % of Service Revenue
Messaging as % Non-Voice Revenue
Smartphone Share of All Subscriptions
Smartphone Share of Postpaid Subscriptions
Total Traffic Minutes (M)
Monthly Minutes of Use
Voice Revenue per Minute (US$)
Total Data Traffic (TB)
Data Traffic per Subscription (MB)
EBITDA as % Service Revenue
Monthly AMPU (US$)
OPEX per Subscription per Month (US$)
CAPEX as % Service Revenue
CAPEX per Net Addition (US$)
CAPEX per Additional Minute (US$)
Simple Free Cash Flow (US$M)
Methodology & Definitions
Exchange Rates
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