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T-Mobile serves the US market with wireless products and services. In 2Q15, T-Mobile surpassed Sprint to become the third largest operator in the US. T-Mobile ended 2Q15 with 58.9 million subscribers, up 16.6% from the year before.


  • T-Mobile completed the shutdown of Metro PCS’s CDMA network in June 2015. It had been in the process of shutting down the network, market by market, since July 2014.
  • T-Mobile introduced Mobile Without Borders, eliminating roaming within North America for its customers by making Canada and Mexico part of the local service area.
  • T-Mobile was the fourth largest winner in the AWS-3 auction, spending $1.77bn on 157 licenses. These licenses add to T-Mobile’s already vast holdings of AWS-1 spectrum.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyze T-Mobile's financial position and its ranking against other major operator groups worldwide by several financial benchmarks, including total revenues and EBITDA margin.
  • Understand T-Mobile’s key performance indicators, including a look at its subscriptions and ARPU as well as a comparison of market share among major players in the US market.
  • Understand the market dynamics for T-Mobile in the US wireless market.
  • Evaluate T-Mobile’s strategic initiatives, including its network initiatives with LTE deployment and legacy CDMA shutdown.
  • Understand T-Mobile’s history of Un-carrier initiatives.

Key questions answered

  • What are some of the major trends in the US wireless market and what is T-Mobile’s role in each?
  • What strategies has T-Mobile employed to gain new subscribers recently?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: T-Mobile US Update, August 2015

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