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The US mobile market reached 108% penetration in 2015 after surpassing the milestone of 400 million subscribers in 3Q15. Mobile subscribers are forecasted to grow 14.2% between 2015 and 2020, while fixed broadband is expected to grow 13.5% and pay TV 1.7%.


  • LTE penetration is already above 50% in the US, and within the next five years LTE will account for 90% of mobile subscriptions.
  • M2M is expected to among the fastest-growing segments in the US, with operators such as AT&T betting big in this area.
  • AT&T’s TV market share jumped in 3Q15 after it acquired DirecTV to surpass Comcast and become the largest provider in the US.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess key market trends in the US, including FTTx and LTE subscription growth trends.
  • Compare multiplay service categories offered by major US service providers.
  • Learn about various telco and non-telco OTT service offerings.

Key questions answered

  • For the fixed, mobile, and TV market segments in the US, what is the five-year technology outlook?
  • How have service providers performed against their peers in terms of revenue growth and capex growth?
  • What is the outlook for revenues in each market segment: mobile, fixed, and TV?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: US Update, April 2016
  • Further reading

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