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Mobile continues to be the largest and fastest-growing telecoms segment in the US in 2Q16, while the pay-TV segment showed the slowest YoY growth. Broadband segment growth falls somewhere in between mobile and pay TV.


  • Zero-rated content offerings are becoming more common, and unlimited plans are seeing a resurgence, with a variety of offerings from all major operators.
  • The US broadband market was active in M&A in 2016, as well as in network upgrade plans – using a variety of technologies.
  • Pay-TV operators are pursuing OTT options – both in-house and via partnerships – as cord-cutting continues. Meanwhile, digital service providers are looking for ways to expand, such as offering live streaming and more original content.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares subscription counts of major US service providers and growth quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year for the mobile, broadband, and pay TV segments.
  • Learn about market developments in the mobile, broadband, and pay TV segments in the US.
  • Compare leading digital service providers on price and features.

Key questions answered

  • How do major US service providers rank in terms of total connections and total revenues in 2Q16?
  • What were subscriber market shares and year-on-year market share changes for major service providers in the mobile, broadband, and pay TV operators in the US in 2Q16?
  • How do digital service providers in the US compare to each other?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: US Market Update, December 2016

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