TECH SUPPLIER Dec 2022 - Market Forecast - Doc # US49861322

Worldwide Telecommunications Capex Forecast, 2022–2026


Daryl Schoolar
Peter Chahal
Bill Rojas
Bruno Teyton

This IDC study provides a worldwide forecast for telecommunications service provider capex covering the 2022–2026 period. The capex forecast is broken out between wireless and wireline networks with data for each one of the three main geographic regions. Capex is defined as capital spending by telcos to acquire or upgrade tangible assets (plant, property, and equipment) and intangible assets excluding telecommunications and spectrum licenses.

"With the notable exception of 2021, telecommunications service providers' annual capex does not vary significantly from year to year," says Daryl Schoolar, vice president, IDC's Worldwide Telecommunications Insights. "However, the stability of annual telecom service provider capex does not mean this is an insignificant market. IDC forecasts 2022 worldwide telecommunications service provider capex will be just over $335 billion, and nearly $329 billion in 2026."



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