US Mobile Market Update – 2019

US Mobile Market Update – 2019

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Summary of US Mobile Market Q4 2019

In a bit of a positive news for the industry, both overall and service revenues increased for the year albeit by a sliver. Q4 2019 was marked by feverish 5G activity with all four major operators deploying 5G in select new markets and launching new Android handsets. The biggest pure-play merger in the US wireless industry is finally coming to end with T-Mobile winning approval of the court. Overall, the net revenues jumped with the help of device sales. Churn increased though the numbers are still quite low from a historical perspective. T-Mobile dominated the postpaid phone adds. AT&T continued to lead the overall net-adds on the back of its dominance of connected devices growth. Wearables grew. Tablets shrank further.

Topics covered in the research update

  • Q4 2019 US Mobile Market Highlights
  • 2019 Snapshot (YoY)
  • Connected Intelligence 2030
  • Novel Corona Virus Implications
  • The Race to the 5G icon – A Status Update
  • 5G Race Update
  • 5G: Platform for Innovation and Disruption
  • Edge Computing: A Paradigm Shift?
  • 5G Policy Recommendations for Governments, Regulators, and the Ecosystem
  • The Rise of Smartwatches and the Decline of Cellular Tablets
  • 5G – Known Knowns and Known Unknowns
  • T-Mobile/Sprint Merger – Rule of Three Prevails
  • 4th Wave: Operator’s 5G Destiny
  • What to Expect in the Coming Months?
  • US Wireless Market Q4 2019 Analysis
    • Service Revenues
    • ARPU
    • Subscribers
    • 5G Progress
    • 4th Wave Progress
    • Connected Devices
    • Handsets

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