Market Research Report
Global Telecom Towers Market - 2019-2026
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|Global Telecom Towers Market - 2019-2026|
|Published: July 18, 2020||Content info:||
Telecom towers are constructed with straight rods to support communications systems like broadcasting, mobile network, broadband including smartphones, television etc. The telecommunication tower can be made in different forms like square, triangular and polygon type aligned with straight vertical structure. Telecom towers are provided with power systems including batteries and generators to operate. Towers provide effective wireless communication and data transfer with the help of receivers, antennae, and dishes. Recently information Communication and Technology (ICT) is the dominant industry with advent of 5G and 4G network all over the world to broaden the broadband and impending technological shift to 5G in the sector. For instance in Australia, Telstra has been conducted 5G network trial partnership with Ericsson and Intel as a part of strategy and has been planned to deploy its 5G network in high demanding areas. The global Telecom towers market valued USD XX million in 2018 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% to reach USD XX million by 2026.
The market is driven by the rising demand of broadband connections with advent of advanced technology for growing penetration of internet connectivity through smartphone across the globe. According to the International Telecommunication Union in 2016, the number of internet users was estimated to around 3.4 billion and this has been increased to around 53.6% of the global population which equivalent to around 4.1 billion people were using the Internet in 2019. Thus the internet user penetration is increasing all over the world which has created huge demand for the telecom towers over the forecast period. Hence the telecom industry is the fastest growing industry as per recent the report of Sustainability Accounting Standard Board Organization in 2019, the global revenue generated through the telecom industry has been reached to around USD 2 trillion.
There is a rise in the digital technology adoption like penetration of 5G network for providing the better network facility to the mobile and broadband internet users may create huge opportunity for the telecom tower market over the study period. For instance on 23rd Jan 2018, SK a Korean telecommunications operator has been acquired Spectrum and formed a task force of 200-member for speeding up process to launch commercial 5G services in the Asian country. Furthermore, in July 2019, Vodafone Company had been launched 5G service in seven cities of United Kingdom and in more than 20 cities of Europe with establishment of 120 base stations and telecom towers in 2019.
The global Telecom towers market is segmented based on Type of Tower, Installation, Ownership type, and region.
In terms of type of tower the global telecom towers marker is bifurcated into Guyed Towers, Stealth Towers, Mobile Cell Towers, Monopole Towers and Lattice Tower. Among these, monopole towers segment has the highest market share in 2019 owing to require small tower footprint and foundation, fast and easy to erect and versatile for different loading applications due to increasing the wireless communication industry. For instance as of 2019, Reliance Jio Infratel Private Ltd had owned around 170,000 towers with current valuation of around USD 5 billion. Further Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers had owned around 163,000 towers together by 2019.
Similarly, Guyed Towers, Stealth Towers, Mobile Cell Towers, and Lattice Tower segments are also growing at faster pace owing to increasing the demand for wireless devices with advent of advanced technology like 5G, IoT and cloud computing. According to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, the number of new wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices is projected to reach around 28 billion around the globe by 2021. This will boost the demand for the various towers for connecting those devices wirelessly for better communication around the globe.
Depending on the installation, global telecom tower market is divided into ground-based and rooftop. Among this, ground-based segment has the highest share in 2019. This is primarily due to rising installation of towers for 5G network by leading manufacturing players due to rising adoption of advanced technology around the globe. For instance on 30th July 2018, T-Mobile has been partnered with Nokia with huge deal of around 3.5 billion for deployment of massive 5G networks in the United States.
Similarly, rooftop segment is also growing at faster pace due to surge in demand for mobile network with surge in number of internet users as well as growing urbanization around the globe. Thus it requires rooftop and ground based towers for better connectivity. For instance in first quarter of 2020, America Movil's Telesites Company has been added around 1,351 new sites of telecommunications towers in Mexico and Costa Rica which brings total the number of towers of the Company equal to 17,599.
Depending on the ownership type, the global telecom towers market are segmented into privately owned, mobile network operator owned, joint venture and operator owned. Among this, joint venture & operator owned segment has the highest market share in 2019. This growth is anticipated due rise in the global investment for developing the 5G network by making partnerships, and joint ventures with telecommunication companies. For instance 4th June 2018, American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been acquired a portfolio of around 9,000 towers in India with approval of India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for around USD 597.2 million. The Company has around 68,000 towers across India including 10200 towers of Vodafone Communications which was already being acquired by ATC.
Similarly, privately owned, mobile network operator owned segment are also growing at faster pace owing to increase in the demand for connectivity for mobile networks in the urban and rural areas across the globe.
By region, the global Telecom towers market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, North America is the dominated region for the global telecom towers market and expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to presence of advanced technology and growing internet connectivity followed by Europe region. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) in 2018, there were around 21.5 million mobile devices added in America totaling to more than 421.7 million connections. Thus for the better connections of these wireless and connected devices in America the demand for telecom power has been increased. Furthermore in the United States, there are around USD 275 billion are likely to spend to deply 5G connectivity.
Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region for the growth of telecom tower market due to growing adoption of internet connectivity with surge in population in this region. According our World in Data Organization's Statistics in 2019, Asia Pacific region accounted for highest number of internet users to reached over 2.3 billion. This has been propelled the demand for the telecom towers market to solve the network related issues in the rural and urban areas of Asia Pacific region.
The global Telecom towers market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition. Telstra, AT&T Inc, Indus Towers Ltd., SK Telecom, Icomm Tele Limited., Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, Bharti Infratel Limited, Helios Towers Africa, Verizon, Aster Pvt Ltd., SBA Communications Corporation and American Tower Corporation are the leading market players with significant market share.
Companies are entering into the collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, and licensing for increasing their market penetration. For instance, Brookfield Infrastructure the Canadian asset management company had been partnered with Reliance Industries to invest around USD 3.55 billion (Rs 25,215 crore) into Reliance's tower assets to strengthen Reliance Jio Infocomm.