U.S. Residential Landline Voice Displacement Forecast, 2016–2020
This IDC study examines the evolving displacement of landline home phones by mobile devices in the United States for 2016–2020 forecast period and updates the previous forecast published in March 2015. IDC forecasts the percentage of U.S. telephony households that forgo their home landline phone in favor of relying solely on wireless service and revisits the key drivers and inhibitors of this trend. We compare the new projections with our previous forecast and provide guidance to wireline and wireless providers grappling with the landline displacement phenomenon."The ubiquity of wireless services and growing consumer usage of mobile devices in the home are driving consumers to cut the landline home phone cord," said Amy Lind, research manager, U.S. Consumer Multiplay Services. "Still, consumers' plans to go mobile only are tapering slightly as the landline home phone remains a relevant service for many consumers, particularly those that value the reliability and quality of service that is available with a landline voice service."
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