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The US is home to a mature mobile market, with 127% penetration and 415 million subscriptions at end-1Q16, having exceeded 400 million subscriptions in 3Q15. Mobile subscription count is forecast to grow 10.7% between end-2016 and end-2021.


  • LTE penetration reached 71.9% in the US at end-1Q16. At end-2021, LTE is expected to account for 93% of subscriptions.
  • M2M is expected to be 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, when it acquired DirecTV to surpass Comcast and become the largest provider in the US.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses key market trends, including FTTx and LTE subscription growth trends.
  • Compares multi-play service categories offered by major US service providers.
  • Learn about various telco and non-telco OTT service offerings.

Key questions answered

  • For fixed, mobile and TV market segments, 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, September 2016

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