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United States Telecommunications Report Q3 2015


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BMI View: We expect the consolidation trend on the USA telecoms market to continue following a number ofacquisitions in 2014. T-Mobile US is reportedly in discussions to merge with local satellite TV providerDISH Network and Canadian Sierra Wireless is due to acquire a US-based 4G LTE service provider AccelNetworks. However, BMI cautions that one of the recent acquisitions - Comcast-Time Warner deal has yetto find regulatory approval. Adding to the already intense competition, mobile value added servicesprovider Mariposa is preparing to launch an MVNO business and a newcomer to wireless sector DISHNetwork recently secured a large tranche at the spectrum auctions. Meanwhile, additional spectrumbecoming available could bode well for 4G growth.

Key Data

According to the operator data mobile subscription base at the end of 2014 stood at 343.036mn, up 1.8%y-o-y, despite negative growth in Q114. The maturity of the market counts against steady upward growthand operators will increasingly cannibalise existing business by migrating customers to higher valueplans, including 4G-based subscriptions. The market will support 363.4mn subscriptions by 2019.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (United States 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Developed Markets Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index - Q3 2015
Table: Developed Markets Risk/Rewards Index, Q315
Market Overview
Mobile
Regional Perspective
Table: US Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
Key Developments
Market Growth
Table: US Mobile Market, Q115
Table: US Mobile Market Net Retail Additions, Q213-Q314
Table: US Mobile Network Operator Subscriber Mix, Q115
MVNOs
ARPU
Networks
Mobile Content
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Wireless Market Overview
Table: Verizon Wireless
Table: AT&T
Table: Sprint Corporation
Table: T-Mobile USA
Table: US Cellular
Table: Leap Wireless (acquired by AT&T in Q313)
Table: Cincinnati Bell Wireless
Table: Ntelos
Wireline
Fixed-Line
Table: Wireline Voice Subscriptions By Key Operator ('000)
Broadband
Table: Broadband Subscribers By Operator ('000)
Pay-TV
Table: Pay-TV Subscriptions By Leading Platforms ('000)
Wireline Broadband Connection Types
Table: Connections Over 200kbps In At Least One Direction, By Technology
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Selected Developments
Regulatory Development
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: US Telecoms Sector Key Players
Company Profile
AT&T
Verizon
Sprint Corporation
T-Mobile USA
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025)
Glossary
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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