USA’s Mobile Market, 2019: Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators — T-Mobile US Secures Additional 700MHz Blocks for $1.3 Billion –

– Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators – Statistics and Analyses”

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This report provides analyses as well as key statistics and forecasts on
the US mobile market. It also assesses telcos’ strategies, regulatory
policies, and developments in the deployment of emerging technologies.

Growth in the US mobile subscriber base remains strong, with a
penetration rate of about 127%. Declining revenue from voice services is
compensated for by high growth in mobile data use, itself supported by
upgraded networks based on LTE technologies. Smartphone penetration is
also high, which had encouraged mobile data use among subscribers.

The major operators, led by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US, have
partnered with vendors to trial 5G technologies and services and will be
expanding their commercial services into 2019 or 2020. In addition,
operators are working on the potential of NB-IoT, LTE-U and LTE-A
technologies, in some respects as complementary technologies supported
by 5G.

Major recent developments include the complex reserve auction for
spectrum in the 600MHz band, which raised more than $19 billion.
Although network operators must wait for spectrum allocations to be
concluded, the additional 70MHz made available will go far to supporting
mobile broadband in rural areas and improving network capacity.

In addition to the auction of 28GHz spectrum in late 2018 the FCC plans
other auction in 2019 (for spectrum in the 24GHz, 37GHz, 39GHz and 49GHz
bands) to increase the amount of spectrum available for 5G.

Key Developments

  • T-Mobile US merger with Sprint receives government approvals;
  • Sprint signs MVNO deal with Altice USA;
  • AT&T preps for launch of commercial 5G services;
  • FCC authorises the use of LTE-U devices in the under-utilised 5GHz
  • 5G trials supporting 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video;
  • AT&T launches national LTE-M service;
  • T-Mobile US secures additional 700MHz blocks for $1.3 billion;
  • Google trials facial recognition m-payment system;
  • Google launches Project Fi MVNO;
  • FCC concludes 600MHz spectrum auction;
  • AT&T closes down 2G infrastructure, reassigns spectrum for LTE;
  • Report update includes telcos operating and financial data to Q3 2018,
    recent market developments.

Topics Covered

1 Market analysis

2 Mobile statistics

2.1 General statistics

2.2 Mobile voice

2.3 Mobile data

2.4 Mobile broadband

2.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

3 Regulatory issues

3.1 Public Safety Network

3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

3.3 Spectrum

3.4 Spectrum swaps and acquisitions

4 Mobile infrastructure

4.1 5G

4.2 4G (LTE)

4.3 3G

4.4 Other infrastructure developments

5 Major mobile operators

5.1 Industry body

5.2 AT&T

5.3 Verizon Wireless

5.4 T-Mobile US

5.5 Sprint Corporation

5.6 MVNOs

6 Mobile content and applications

6.1 Mobile music

6.2 M-payment

6.3 M-commerce

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