U.S. Mobile Network Operator Wireless Equipment Forecast, 2024–2028

U.S. Mobile Network Operator Wireless Equipment Forecast, 2024–2028

This IDC study provides a forecast for the U.S. mobile network operator wireless equipment market for 2024–2028, highlighting the potential for a rebound driven by AI smartphones toward 2028."Despite challenges, AI smartphones herald a new era of growth for the U.S. wireless equipment market," says Jitesh Bhayani, research vice president, Worldwide Telecommunications Services, IDC."Wireless equipment revenue constitutes a significant share of total wireless revenue for the U.S. mobile operators," says Pahul Preet Singh, senior analyst, Mobility and IoT Communications Services, IDC. "The stagnant upgrade rates and aggressive promotions by U.S. mobile operators to drive top-line subscriber revenue growth may impede revenue growth in the near future."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Keep Device Promotions in Check
Go Beyond the Smartphone
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
The Surge of Innovative Wireless Devices
Pervasive Need for Connectivity
Slowing Upgrade Cycles
Proliferation in eSIM Devices Will Affect Wireless Equipment Revenue
Significant Market Developments
Mobile Device Upgrade Cycles to Remain Stagnant
U.S. MNOs Leverage Promotions for Subscriber Growth, But That Leads to Reduced Equipment Revenue
Decline in Usage of Mobile Hotspots Due to Increasing Availability of Other Alternatives
Introduction of On-Device GenAI Devices
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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