In 2017, global dealmaking in the TMT sector saw 3,389 deals worth a combined $498.2 billion. Although total deal value fell 26.3 percent compared to the $ 676.3 billion tallied in 2016, a new Mergermarket record by deal count was set, increasing by 233 transactions over 2016 (3,156 deals) to reach an all-time high.
Mobile network service providers are upbeat about their new revenue sources in the future. The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies continue to gain momentum in the Global Networked Economy, as more organizations explore the application possibilities.
The volume of A2P messaging is expected to increase by 20 percent over the next 5 years to more than 2.7 trillion by 2022 — that’s up from 2.1 trillion in 2017, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.
The importance of programmatic advertising is ever increasing, expected to account for over 50% of display advertising by the end of 2017. The digital advertising ecosystem sees ad exchanges providing automated real-time bidding (RTB) services, connecting the demand (advertiser) side through demand side platforms(DSP) and the supply (inventory) side through supply side platforms (SSP).
The U.S. will account for a quarter of all mobility spending throughout the forecast, making it the largest geographic market at nearly $392 billion in 2021. Mainland China will be the second largest country in terms of overall spending ($337 billion in 2021), followed by Japan, Brazil, and the UK.
Source: Digital Lifescapes