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USA - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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USA - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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.

Key developments:

Vodafone sells its stake in Verizon Wireless; Verizon's LTE network providing 97% population coverage, FCC proposes 800MHz spectrum licence changes; MetroPCS launches commercial VoLTE service; Verizon secures AWS spectrum from cablcos; Sprint closes iDEN network; LightSquared files for bankruptcy and ends LTE ambitions; FCC begins auction of H block spectrum in the 1900MHz band; Sprint acquires full ownership of Clearwire for $2.2 billion; NetZero signs five-year MVNO deal with Sprint; FCC begins measuring mobile broadband performance; MNOs swap spectrum assets; Cellular One becomes a Verizon LTE in Rural America' partner; T-Mobile secures tower deal with Crown Castle, merges with MetroPCS; m-payment platform developments; FCC deals with 3G dead zones with Mobility Fund auction; telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2013; market developments to early 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

AT&T Mobility; Verizon Wireless; Sprint Nextel; T-Mobile; Tracfone; MetroPCS Communications; Leap Wireless; Frontline; Alltel; US Cellular; Clearwire


1. Synopsis
2. Market overview and analysis
2.1 Public Safety Network
3. Regulator support
4. Mobile statistics
4.1 Market statistics
4.2 Mobile carrier statistics
4.3 ARPU statistics
5. Spectrum developments
5.1 800MHz
5.2 2GHz
5.3 700MHz
5.4 1900MHz
5.5 Spectrum swaps and acquisitions
5.5.1 T-Mobile US
5.5.2 AT&T
6. Mobile network operators
6.1 Industry body
6.2 AT&T
6.2.1 Acquisitions
6.3 Verizon
6.4 T-Mobile US
6.4.1 Merger with MetroPCS
6.5 Interest from Softbank
6.6 MetroPCS
6.7 Sprint Nextel
6.8 MVNOs
7. Mobile broadband developments
7.1 Third Generation mobile (3G)
7.2 High Seed Packet Access (HSPA)
7.3 4G network investments
7.4 Fixed-line backhaul
7.5 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
7.5.1 Operators
8. Mobile data applications
8.1 Overview
8.2 Mobile internet
8.3 Mobile music
8.4 Mobile TV
8.5 Mobile VoIP
8.6 Non-voice messaging
8.7 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
8.8 Smartphone market
8.9 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
8.10 M-payment
8.11 M-commerce
8.12 Forecasts
9. Related reports
Table 1 Prepaid subscribers and market share 2008 - 2013
Table 2 Mobile market revenue, roamer revenue, ARPU 2000 - 2012
Table 3 Mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 4 Mobile traffic 2008 - 2014
Table 5 Average local monthly bill and average local call length 2000 - 2012
Table 6 AT&T wireless financial data 2009 - 2013
Table 7 AT&T wireless financial data by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 8 AT&T wireless subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 9 Verizon wireless financial data by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 10 Verizon wireless subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 11 T-Mobile wireless subscribers 2003 - 2013
Table 12 T-Mobile USA ARPU 2009 - 2013
Table 13 T-Mobile financial data ($) 2009 - 2013
Table 15 T-Mobile USA financial data () 2009 - 2013
Table 16 MetroPSC financial data 2007 - 2012
Table 17 MetroPSC financial data 2007 - 2012
Table 18 Sprint Nextel financial data 2009 - 2013
Table 19 Sprint Nextel subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 20 Sprint Nextel blended ARPU 2010 - 2013
Table 21 Mobile data traffic 2011 - 2013
Table 22 Verizon Wireless LTE device on network 2011 - 2013
Table 23 Wireless data revenue 2009 - 2014
Table 24 Messaging traffic (SMS, MMS) 2009 - 2012
Table 25 Tablets, smartphones in use 2009 - 2012
Table 26 Handset market share by manufacturer 2011 - 2012
Table 27 Handset sales by manufacturer 2011 - 2012
Table 28 Handset market share by platform 2012 - 2013
Table 29 M2M connections 2009 - 2016
Table 30 Forecast mobile broadband users and mobile services revenue growth lower growth scenario 2011 - 2016
Table 31 Forecast mobile broadband users and mobile revenue growth higher growth scenario 2011 - 2016
Chart 1 AT&T wireless financial data 2004 2013
Chart 2 Verizon wireless financial data by sector 2010 2013
Chart 3 Verizon wireless subscribers 2010 2013
Chart 4 T-Mobile USA subscribers 2009 2013
Chart 5 14 T-Mobile financial data ($) 2009 2013
Chart 6 T-Mobile USA financial data () 2009 2013
Chart 7 Sprint Nextel financial data 2009 2013
Chart 8 Sprint Nextel operating data 2010 2013

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