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Introduction

In 2020, 5G will begin having a significant impact on the US mobile market. Meanwhile, a likely merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is set to transform the US mobile market. Beyond the mobile segment, traditional TV providers are continuing to fend off the threat from OTTs.

Highlights

  • 5G rollouts are off to a slow start in the US, but nationwide coverage is expected in 2020.
  • A T-Mobile/Sprint merger would change the landscape of the US mobile market.
  • Traditional TV operators continue to fend off OTTs.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about mobile and fixed 5G forecasts in the US, along with operator deployment plans.
  • Evaluate the details of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and the deal with Dish.
  • Learn how traditional pay-TV providers are working to stay relevant in the face of competition from OTTs.

Key questions answered

  • What are the varying mobile 5G deployment methods in the US? And what is the five-year forecast for mobile 5G?
  • What concessions did T-Mobile and Sprint make to help move their proposed merger toward approval? What are the terms of the deal with Dish?
  • Which traditional TV operators are offering their own OTT live TV products to fend off OTT competition?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for service providers

5G rollouts off to a slow start in the US, but nationwide coverage expected in 2020

  • Among US operators, diverse mobile 5G rollout strategies have emerged
  • 5G FWA will expand coverage for operators, help close the broadband gap

A T-Mobile/Sprint merger would change the landscape of the US mobile market

  • T-Mobile and Sprint have been trying to merge for more than a year

Traditional TV operators continue to fend off OTTs

  • Several traditional TV operators are offering their own OTT live TV services
  • Besides live TV, operators are using streaming services to compete with OTTs

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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