Worldwide MNO Directory 2023-2024: Featuring Coverage of 740+ Operators Across 217 Countries

Dublin, April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Worldwide MNO Directory 2023-2024" directory has been added to's offering.

Worldwide Mobile Network Operators (MNO) Directory 2023-2024 (Q4 2022) latest edition will help telecom service providers interested in doing business with mobile network operators throughout the globe.

The latest Worldwide MNO Directory features 740+ operators from over 217+ countries.

The product is known among industry stalwarts as the most trusted resource for gaining backdoor access to decision-makers holding influential positions within mobile operator businesses. The 2023 special edition offers a new design and almost 3 times the number of management contacts as compared to the older edition. Over the past 15 years, Directories by the analyst have paved way for telecom vendor businesses to connect with mobile operators/service providers and enabled thousands of business connections and collaborations to flourish.

The Worldwide MNO Directory is carved out as a niche product that specifically helps 'service providers to mobile operators obtain and gain new business. Featuring important operator business info to contacts of key executives holding influential roles, Directory offers the following information for any mobile operator business across the globe:

  • Operator Details - Registered Name, Brand, Region
  • Market Share (%), Ownership, Group Information
  • Business Details - Network portfolio (2G, 3G, LTE, 4G, 5G, LTE-Advanced, etc.), no. of Subscribers, Market Share, Network Penetration, Technologies offered, Contact Details, Key Executives (5-10 on average)
  • Online presence - website/URL
  • CXO/Management/Decision-Makers/Influencer contacts
  • Formats Available - PDF & Excel

What's special about the 2023-2024 edition:

  • Worldwide coverage: 740+ Operators from over 217+ countries
  • 100% Anti-Spam US Law, European GDPR compliant
  • Whopping 6500+ CXO/Management/Decision-making contacts: Up to 300% more contacts than previous edition
  • Available in PDF & Excel: New user friendly PDF & campaign friendly XLS design
  • First time with detailed Executive Summary & Questions Answered: Giving clear and precise understanding of the worldwide telecom market to corporates.
  • 1-Update free of cost within 1st year of purchase

Executive Summary:

Key Questions Answered by the Analyst

The analyst of the report speaks about the state of the mobile network operator (MNO) industry, where it's heading, the impact of the pandemic, growth opportunities, innovation, and challenges telecoms face as we head into the future.

1. What are the emerging trends? What would be the analyst's advice to mobile network operators (MNOs) looking to grow in near future?

The answer is Operators must build offerings not around but throughout the Digital Lifestyle of Consumers, and simply 'forget' monetizing their investments by selling Voice, Data, and few OTT offerings. Although connectivity is becoming a commodity and unlimited or more than sufficient data is taken for granted, network quality - both the experience and the service - will still be a differentiator in my opinion. Content is increasingly relevant, though it is increasingly costly. Yet many customers are willing to pay for a better experience and brand bonding. That way you also send a strong message to your existing clientele. And keeping them informed that you are "at it" is as important as planning.

Through work with operator clients, five main strategies for boosting revenue growth have been identified. Their potential varies, and some are long-term bets, while others are short-term, nonstructural measures.

2. Are operators making any money these days? Who according to the analyst may be booking profits and how can other MNOs imitate them? Any specific operator cases that might have turned things around would be helpful for readers of the report.

The telecom market in Europe, North America, and advanced countries in the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East have saturated now. Consequently, the industry has been witnessing fierce competition between mobile operators and negative revenue growth. The industry went into a consolidation phase in recent years and we witnessed several exits, mergers and acquisitions across the globe.

Now, the number of active MNOs in almost every country is fairly good (average 3 operators per country). However, the exponential growth and adoption of OTT services, from WhatsApp to YouTube to Vimeo to Netflix to Amazon Prime Video to so many, has left operators in a very unprecedented situation.

It has:

  • Increasingly commoditised network services, reducing margins
  • Forced operators to invest more in their network to meet the growing demand

And as we see it, Operators are facing the following challenges:

  • Reduced margin not allowing them to innovate
  • They practically can't offer the OTT of consumers' choice - it's changing so frequently
  • Even partnerships with OTTs are not really effective enough for operators
  • Partnership with OTTs is not a long-term solution

A ranking of top ten players on the basis of revenue or subscriber or profitability is not really important when their survival can be easily challenged by any startup OTT. Yet, I can give you a few operators that are either coping with these challenges really well or have put their strategic efforts commendably.

3. What's the status of 2G, 3G, 4G or 5G world over? What do you think the priorities of operators are or should be vis a vis growth moving forward?

LTE became the prime agenda of operators to enable consumers to experience the full benefit of mobile Internet. The current priority of operators is to achieve the full potential of 4G LTE while they have already started working on 5G and beyond. Africa however is lagging far behind the rest of the world. Many African countries have lower LTE footprint and adoption. While smartphone penetration has crossed 50% on the continent, this overplays its significance as most of the countries in the region are running on legacy 2G and 3G speeds, which do not allow video streaming or anything beyond basic web browsing.

4. Where are operators spending the most? What is slowing them down?

Most of the investments are focused on network expansion, modernisation, and capacity improvement. The exponential growth in demand for data is observed; however, operators have failed to become the prime beneficiary despite billions of investments in 4G network in the past 10 years.

As for 'what's slowing them down' is huge expectations and commensurate amount of effort and capital it would take to make customers happy in toto. And why not, 21st century is all about that. Yet do not forget the Operators world over still continue to spend a substantial amount of their profits into keeping things running.

5. What is keeping operators excited?

As in previous years, operators will continue to invest in 4G and 4G+ mobile networks. Not because they are excited but the exponential growth in data traffic is forcing them to do so. This new investment in 4G and 4G+ addresses two needs, the increase of the network coverage, and the improvement in capacity.

6. What is the analyst's take on where the industry might be heading towards in the next 2-3-or-5 years?

As people, society, industry, and governments move into the future with more effective digital tools, advanced technologies, and automation like never before - telecom players must lead the charge. Capturing opportunities earliest before wide-scale penetration will be the key to meeting the expectations and future needs of the consumers.

The analyst laid out a four-pillar program that can help operators become the prime beneficiaries of their investment in the network, uplift their position across the value chain and maximise their RoI.

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