CCS Insight Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

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Summary

Over the next year, our 40 predictions for the mobile industry will play out against a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Some countries may enter a recession, and those in the euro zone are likely to see far-reaching changes.

However, we are not macroeconomists, and cannot predict with any certainty the state of the world's economies next year. These predictions therefore assume that the mobile industry's general conditions will be largely the same in 2012 as in 2011. Harsh economic conditions are sure to affect the industry, although mobile communications are now often seen as a basic necessity, and in some areas could be largely untouched by a continuing global downturn.

Our 40 predictions are split into nine areas, shown below. We have kept explanations brief in this report; please contact us if you need greater detail.

Network Operators

Phones

Internet

Services

Operating Systems

Tablets

Semiconductors

Cloud

Security