Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts - USA
The US mobile subscriber base is approaching 330 million. Although growth has slowed in line with high penetration levels, mobile data use remains strong while data revenues continue to grow steadily year-on-year. Growth in data ARPU is largely offsetting the ongoing decline in voice services ARPU. Mobile broadband has underpinned by the deployment and upgrade of 3G networks since 2009, while the expansion of LTE services from a number of operators has provided a greater stimulus for growth in mobile broadband. The US is now at the forefront of LTE services globally, with the main operators serving many millions of customers. This report provides analyses, key statistics and forecasts on the US mobile market, including telcos' operating data and strategies, regulatory policies, and market developments in emerging technologies.
FCC delays auction of broadcast spectrum to early 2016; Verizon Wireless prepares sale and lease-back deal for tower portfolio; AT&T to close down 2G infrastructure by end-2016; France's Iliad withdraws bid for T-Mobile US; JPMorgan to develop proprietary m-payment platform to compete with Apple Pay; AT&T makes a bid for DirecTV's US and Latin American business; T-Mobile US and AT&T introduce VoLTE services; Verizon's LTE network providing 97% population coverage, Verizon secures AWS spectrum from cablcos; Sprint closes iDEN network; LightSquared files for bankruptcy and ends LTE ambitions; FCC concludes auction of H block spectrum in the 1900MHz band; FCC begins measuring mobile broadband performance; Iliad withdraws bid for T-Mobile US; FCC deals with 3G dead zones with Mobility Fund auction; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2014; recent market developments.