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USA: Operator Need for LTE Spectrum and Scale to Reshape Telecom Market through MandA

Published By :

Pyramid Research

Published Date : Jun 2013

Category :

LTE

No. of Pages : 28 Pages

Product Synopsis
The US telecom services market in 2012 generated revenue of US$389.5bn. Mobile data service was the main growth driver, producing $9.8bn more revenue in 2012 than in 2011. Adoption of 3G technologies has peaked at 65% of the mobile subscription base; we project this will decline starting in 2013 as a result of the expanding availability of LTE networks and devices.

Introduction and Landscape
At year-end 2012, the US was the largest telecom services market in the world, with revenue of US$389.5bn. Mobile data service was the main growth driver, generating $9.8bn more revenue in 2012 than in 2011. Smartphone adoption, machine-to-machine connections and 'data-sharing' pricing plans contributed to the growth in mobile data. We expect overall service revenue to grow at 1.5% CAGR during 2012-2017. The fixed/mobile revenue split will remain relatively stable: the ascent of mobile data is balanced in part by steady growth in pay-TV and broadband and by a decline in mobile voice revenue. The top two operators, ATandT and Verizon, accounted for 45% of overall service revenue in 2012. The mobile market landscape is changing rapidly due to a series of MandA events, driven largely by a growing need for spectrum and scale. The merger of MNOs T-Mobile and MetroPCS was approved in April 2013; Japan's Softbank and Dish Networks have separately bid to acquire Sprint, while both Sprint and Dish are trying to take control of Clearwire.

Executive Summary
Market and Competitor Overview
United States in a regional context
Economic, demographic and political context
Regulatory environment
Demand profile
Service evolution
Competitive landscape
Major market players
Segment analysis
Mobile services
Fixed services
Pay-TV
Identifying Opportunities

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