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.
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 concludes 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; T-Mobile US aiming for LTE network to cover 250 million people by end-2014; 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 March 2014.