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The Top Ten Telecom Service Providers: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses


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Date of Report Jul 18, 2011
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The Top 10 Telecom Service Providers: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses

The global telecoms services market grew by 25.8% from 2005 to $1,785bn in 2006. Focus on emerging markets has increased due to saturation and competition in developed economies.

The Top 10 Telecom Service Providers: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses is a new report published by Business Insights that examines market dynamics in the telecom service market focusing on the top 10 vendors. This new report provides SWOT analyses of top 10 companies and assesses their market positioning, financial performance and growth strategies. This report analyzes company developments in light of industry size, industry structure, service offerings, major strategies and the competitive situation to discern trends of the industry and its major players.
Assess the world’s leading telecoms service providers, anticipate future trends and enhance your competitive strategies with this new report.

Key questions answered by this report...
• How do the leading telecom services companies compare in terms of financial performance and coverage by country and services?
• What are the key strategies of the leading telecom services companies and how do these strategies drive revenue and profitability?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the leading telecom services companies and what opportunities and threats they are faced with?
• Which regions and segments offer the greatest growth opportunities?

Key findings from this report...
• The global telecom services market grew at a CAGR of 11.4% over the period 2002-2006 to reach $1785 bn in 2006.
• AT&T was the largest player in the telecom services market by revenues, followed by Verizon and NTT.
• Emerging markets, broadband Internet and mobile data are the major growth drivers in the market.
• Latin America is the fastest growing telecom market, expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% over the period 2006-2010.
• Large players are making investments in IP based next generation networks to drive future growth.


This new report will enable you to...
• Create more effective competitive strategies based on the financial and SWOT analyses of the top 10 telecom service providers detailed in this report.
• Benchmark your performance against leading telecom service providers with this report’s ranking of the top 10 telecoms service providers, their financial performance and market share by company and category.
• Identify and target future growth areas from this report’s analysis of the acquisitions and divestments made by leading telecom service providers and their strategies for growth.
• Understand the key issues in the telecoms market and the impact that they are expected to have on the market using this report’s assessment of the declining traditional fixed voice services market, maturation in developed markets and the European regulatory framework.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The Top Ten Telecom Service Providers Executive summary 18
Market development 18
AT&T 18
Verizon 19
NTT 19
Deutsche Telekom 20
Telefonica 21
France Telecom 21
Vodafone 22
China Mobile 23
Telecom Italia 24
Sprint Nextel 25
Chapter 1 Introduction 28
What is this report about? 28
Methodology 28
Chapter 2 Market development 30
Summary 30
Overview 31
Market size and growth 31
Positioning and performance of top ten companies 32
Major trends and growth drivers in the market 33
Digitization of information 34
Growth in emerging markets 34
Deploying NGN 35
Venturing in new business models 35
Chapter 3 AT&T 38
Summary 38
Company overview 39
History 39
Group structure and services 41
Wireless 41
Wireline 41
Advertising and Publishing 41
Other services 41
Recent financial performance 42
Performance by business segments 43
Wireless 43
Wireline 43
Advertising & Publishing 43
Other services 43
Acquisitions and divestments 44
Growth strategies 44
SWOT analysis 45
Strengths 45
BellSouth acquisition 45
Strong financial position 46
Significant development of IP infrastructure and Wi-Fi 46
Weaknesses 47
Geographic concentration 47
Opportunities 47
Bundled services 47
Threats 47
Integration problems 47
US economy slowdown 47
Competition 48
Chapter 4 Verizon 50
Summary 50
Company overview 51
History 52
Business segments and services 53
Wireline 53
Domestic Wireless 53
Recent financial performance 54
Performance by business segments 55
Performance by geographies 55
Acquisitions and divestments 56
Growth strategies 57
Focus on growth products 57
Building next generation networks to provide innovative services 57
Selective acquisitions 58
SWOT analysis 58
Strengths 59
Strong position in domestic market 59
Strong network coverage to meet future demand 59
High customer loyalty 59
Weaknesses 60
Dependence on domestic markets 60
Opportunities 60
Growth in wireless data services 60
Threats 60
The US Economy slowdown 60
Stiff competition 61
Chapter 5 NTT Corporation (NTT) 64
Summary 64
Company overview 65
History 66
Business segments and services 67
Regional Communications Business 67
Long Distance and International Communications Business 67
Data Communication Business 67
Mobile Communications Business 68
Other businesses 68
Recent financial performance 68
Performance by business segments 69
Regional Communications Business 69
Long Distance and International Communications Business 70
Data Communications Business 70
Mobile Communications Business 70
Performance by geographies 71
Acquisitions and divestments 72
Growth strategies 72
Expanding and strengthening broadband services 72
Consolidating IP services through Next-Generation Network (NGN) 73
Growth through partnerships 73
SWOT analysis 74
Strengths 74
Comprehensive service portfolio, with focus on growth areas 74
Strong domestic market position 75
Focus on research and development 75
Low churn rate 75
Weaknesses 76
Declining revenue and operating profit 76
Geographic concentration 76
Weak performance of PHS business 76
Opportunities 76
Demand for Broadband, 3G and IP services 76
Threats 77
Declining demand for voice services and slow growth of mobile services 77
Stiff competition further intensified by number portability 77
Chapter 6 Deutsche Telekom 80
Summary 80
Company overview 81
History 82
Group structure and services 83
Mobile Communications 83
Broadband/ Fixed Network 83
Business Customers 83
Group Headquarters and Shared Services 84
Recent financial performance 84
Performance by business segments 85
Mobile Communications 85
Broadband/Fixed Network 85
Business Customers 86
Performance by geographies 86
Acquisitions and divestments 87
Growth strategies 88
Improve competitiveness in Germany 89
Growing internationally through mobile communication 89
Growth through expansion of mobile internet 89
Realigning T-Systems 89
SWOT analysis 90
Strengths 90
Strong performance in the US mobile business 90
Competitive advantage in mobile internet 91
Increasing share of international revenue 91
Weaknesses 91
Weak domestic business performance 91
Weak business and financial performance 92
‘Mobile only’ offering in the US 92
Opportunities 92
Mobile internet growth 92
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Broadband growth 92
Threats 93
Slowing down of the US economy and competitive disadvantage in
the US 93
Extensive competition in the domestic market 93
Regulations 93
Chapter 7 Telefonica 96
Summary 96
Company overview 97
History 97
Business segments 99
Telefonica Spain 99
Telefonica Latin America 99
Telefonica Europe 99
Recent financial performance 100
Performance by business segments 101
Acquisitions and divestments 102
Growth strategies 103
Growth strategies in Europe and Spain 103
Growth strategies in Latin America 104
SWOT analysis 104
Strengths 105
Diversified revenue portfolio 105
Strong presence in high growth markets 105
Strong financial position 105
Weakness 105
Weak German business 105
Opportunities 106
Growth in Latin America market 106
Growth in broadband and mobile data services 106
Threats 106
Intense competition in some of the key markets 106
Regulatory, political and legal risks 106
Weakening Spanish economy 107
Chapter 8 France Telecom 110
Summary 110
Company overview 111
History 111
Group structure and services 112
Personal Communication Services (PCS) 112
Home Communication Services (HCS) 113
Enterprise Communications Services (ECS) 113
Recent financial performance 113
Performance by business segments 114
Personal Communication Services (PCS) 114
Home Communication Services (HCS) 115
Enterprise Communication Services (ECS) 115
Performance by geographies 116
Acquisitions and divestments 117
Growth strategies 118
Launching new innovative services 118
Strengthening the broadband infrastructure 118
Further rollout in Africa 119
Growth through disciplined acquisitions 119
SWOT analysis 120
Strengths 120
Strong position in European market 120
Strong geographic presence 121
Innovative services 121
Weaknesses 121
Limited top-line growth 121
Opportunities 121
Further expansion into Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe 121
Growth in broadband 122
Growth in e-health 122
Threats 122
Stiff competition 122
Grant of fourth UMTS license 123
Roaming price cut 123
Exposure to greater legal and political risk 123
Chapter 9 Vodafone 126
Summary 126
Company overview 127
History 127
Group structure and services 128
Europe 128
EMAPA 129
Voice Services 129
Messaging Services 130
Data Services 130
Fixed line and DSL services 130
Recent financial performance 130
Performance by services 131
Performance by geographies 132
Acquisitions and divestments 133
Growth strategies 134
Focus on emerging and high growth markets 134
Cost reduction and stimulating minute usage in Europe 135
Managing Group’s portfolio to maximize returns 135
SWOT analysis 136
Strengths 136
Global presence and strong emerging market portfolio 136
Comprehensive product portfolio 137
Weaknesses 137
Failure in Japanese market 137
Lack of control over partnerships 137
Opportunities 138
Emerging markets 138
Broadband internet and 3G services 138
Threats 139
Increased exposure to economic, political and legal risks 139
Market saturation in Europe 139
Chapter 10 China Mobile 142
Summary 142
Company overview 143
History 143
Business segments 144
Voice Business 144
New Businesses 144
Recent financial performance 144
Performance by services 145
Acquisitions and divestments 146
Growth strategies 147
Focus on rural Chinese markets 147
Innovative value-added services 147
Expanding business customer base 148
Expansion into emerging markets 148
SWOT analysis 148
Strengths 149
Dominant position in domestic mobile communications market 149
Strong performance and healthy financial position 149
Network coverage and quality 149
Strong brand 149
Weaknesses 150
Service portfolio 150
Opportunities 150
Rural markets 150
Value added services 150
3G 150
Emerging Markets 151
Threats 151
Regulatory changes 151
Future competition 151
Chapter 11 Telecom Italia 154
Summary 154
Company overview 155
History 155
Business segments 156
Domestic 156
European Broadband 156
Brazil Mobile 156
Media 156
Olivetti 157
Other operations 157
Recent financial performance 157
Performance by business segments 158
Domestic 158
European Broadband 159
Brazil Mobile 159
Media 160
Olivetti 160
Other Operation 160
Performance by geographies 161
Acquisitions and divestments 162
Growth strategies 162
Domestic market 162
Retaining customers and increasing value share 163
Expanding into adjacent ICT markets 163
International strategy 164
Consolidating growth in Brazilian market 164
Strengthen position in Germany market 164
Increasing presence in high growth Latin America markets 164
Reviewing investment portfolio 164
SWOT analysis 165
Strengths 165
Strong position in domestic market 165
Strong position in Brazilian mobile market 166
Weaknesses 166
Geographic concentration 166
Weak financial position 166
Weak operational performance and weak outlook 166
Opportunities 167
Opportunity for further growth in Brazil 167
European broadband market 167
Further expansion in Latin America 167
Threats 168
Regulatory environment in domestic market 168
Competition in Brazil and Germany 168
Mature domestic market 168
Chapter 12 Sprint Nextel 170
Summary 170
Company overview 171
History 171
Business segments 173
Wireless 173
Wireline 173
Recent financial performance 173
Performance by business segments 174
Acquisitions and divestments 176
Growth strategies 176
SWOT analysis 177
Strengths 178
Strong presence in domestic market 178
Attractive asset portfolio 178
Weaknesses 178
Weak performance of the wireless segment 178
Problems with Nextel integration 179
Poor Marketing 179
Opportunities 179
WiMAX opportunity 179
Threats 180
Threats to iDEN network 180
Market saturation and economy slowdown 180
Intense competition 180
Chapter 13 11 to 20 Companies 182
BT 182
Company overview 182
Recent financial performance 182
Comcast 183
Company overview 183
Recent financial performance 184
Vivendi 184
Company overview 185
Recent financial performance 185
KDDI 186
Company overview 186
Recent financial performance 187
America Movil 187
Company overview 188
Recent financial performance 188
China Telecom 189
Company overview 189
Recent financial performance 189
KT 190
Company overview 190
Recent financial performance 190
Telstra 191
Company overview 191
Recent financial performance 192
KPN 192
Company overview 193
Recent financial performance 193
Bell Canada 194
Company overview 194
Recent financial performance 194
Index 196
List of Figures
Figure 2.1: Global telecom services market size ($bn), 2002–2006 31
Figure 2.2: Market positioning of top 10 companies, 2007 32
Figure 3.3: AT&T’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 42
Figure 3.4: AT&T SWOT analysis 45
Figure 4.5: Verizon’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 54
Figure 4.6: Revenue break-up by geography, 2007 56
Figure 4.7: Verizon SWOT analysis 58
Figure 5.8: NTT’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 69
Figure 5.9: NTT SWOT analysis 74
Figure 6.10: Deutsche Telekom’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 84
Figure 6.11: Revenue break-up by geography, 2007 87
Figure 6.12: Deutsche Telekom SWOT analysis 90
Figure 7.13: Telefonica’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 100
Figure 7.14: Telefonica SWOT analysis 104
Figure 8.15: France Telecom’s financial performance, 2004-2007* 114
Figure 8.16: Revenue break-up by geography, 2007 116
Figure 8.17: France Telecom SWOT analysis 120
Figure 9.18: Vodafone’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 131
Figure 9.19: Revenue break-up by geography, 2007 132
Figure 9.20: Vodafone SWOT analysis 136
Figure 10.21: China Mobile’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 145
Figure 10.22: China Mobile SWOT analysis 148
Figure 11.23: Telecom Italia’s financial performance ($bn), 2004-2007* 158
Figure 11.24: Revenue break-up by geography, 2007 161
Figure 11.25: Telecom Italia SWOT analysis 165
Figure 12.26: Sprint Nextel’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 174
Figure 12.27: Sprint Nextel SWOT analysis 177
List of Tables
Table 2.1: Global telecom services market size and growth, 2002-2006 31
Table 2.2: Top ten companies’ growth & profitability 33
Table 3.3: AT&T company snapshot 38
Table 3.4: AT&T’s key milestones 39
Table 3.5: AT&T’s key milestones (cont’d) 40
Table 3.6: AT&T’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 42
Table 3.7: AT&T’s business segments performance ($bn) 2005-2007 44
Table 4.8: Company snapshot 50
Table 4.9: Verizon’s key milestones 52
Table 4.10: Verizon’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 54
Table 4.11: Verizon’s business segments performance ($bn) 2006-2007 55
Table 4.12: Verizon’s performance by geography, 2005–2007 56
Table 5.13: Company snapshot 64
Table 5.14: NTT’s key milestones 66
Table 5.15: NTT’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 69
Table 5.16: NTT’s business segments performance ($bn) 2005-2007 71
Table 6.17: Company snapshot 80
Table 6.18: Deutsche Telekom’s key milestones 81
Table 6.19: Deutsche Telekom’s key milestones (cont’d) 82
Table 6.20: Deutsche Telekom’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 85
Table 6.21: Deutsche Telekom’s business segments performance ($bn) 2005-2007 86
Table 6.22: Deutsche Telecom’s performance by geography, 2005–2007 87
Table 7.23: Company snapshot 96
Table 7.24: Telefonica’s key milestones 97
Table 7.25: Telefonica’s key milestones (cont’d) 98
Table 7.26: Telefonica’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 101
Table 7.27: Telefonica’s business segments performance ($bn), 2005-2007 101
Table 7.28: Telefonica’s performance by geography, 2005–2007 102
Table 8.29: Company snapshot 110
Table 8.30: France Telecom’s key milestones 111
Table 8.31: France Telecom’s key milestones (cont’d) 112
Table 8.32: France Telecom’s financial performance, 2004-2007 114
Table 8.33: France Telecom’s business segments performance ($bn), 2005-2007 115
Table 8.34: France Telecom’s performance by geography, 2006–2007 116
Table 9.35: Company snapshot 126
Table 9.36: Vodafone Group’s key milestones 127
Table 9.37: Vodafone Group’s key milestones (cont’d) 128
Table 9.38: Vodafone’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 131
Table 9.39: Vodafone’s business segments performance ($bn) 2006-2007 132
Table 9.40: Vodafone’s performance by geography, 2005–2007 133
Table 9.41: Household broadband penetration in Europe, 2007 and 2010 138
Table 10.42: China Mobile company snapshot 142
Table 10.43: China Mobile’s key milestones 143
Table 10.44: China Mobile’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 145
Table 10.45: China Mobile’s performance by services ($bn), 2006-2007 146
Table 11.46: Telecom Italia company snapshot 154
Table 11.47: Telecom Italia’s key milestones 155
Table 11.48: Telecom Italia’s financial performance, 2004-2007 158
Table 11.49: Telecom Italia’s business segments performance ($bn), 2006-2007 160
Table 11.50: Telecom Italia’s performance by geography, 2005–2007 161
Table 12.51: Sprint Nextel company snapshot 170
Table 12.52: Sprint Nextel’s key milestones 171
Table 12.53: Sprint Nextel’s key milestones (cont’d) 172
Table 12.54: Sprint Nextel’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 174
Table 12.55: Sprint Nextel’s business segments performance ($bn), 2007 175
Table 13.56: BT company snapshot 182
Table 13.57: BT’s financial performance, 2005-2007 183
Table 13.58: Comcast company snapshot 183
Table 13.59: Comcast’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 184
Table 13.60: Vivendi company snapshot 184
Table 13.61: Vivendi’s financial performance, 2004-2007 186
Table 13.62: KDDI company snapshot 186
Table 13.63: KDDI’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 187
Table 13.64: America Movil company snapshot 187
Table 13.65: America Movil’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 188
Table 13.66: China Telecom company snapshot 189
Table 13.67: China Telecom’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 190
Table 13.68: KT company snapshot 190
Table 13.69: Korea Telecom’s financial performance, 2002-2006 191
Table 13.70: Telstra company snapshot 191
Table 13.71: Telstra’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 192
Table 13.72: KPN company snapshot 192
Table 13.73: KPN’s financial performance, 2004-2007 193
Table 13.74: Bell Canada company snapshot 194
Table 13.75: Bell Canada’s financial performance ($bn), 2003-2007 195




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