USA: Increased competition for data services to continue; as MandAs set to drive the content revenues and reach for the telcos
Released on 18th May 2015
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USA: Increased competition for data services to continue; as MandAs set to drive the content revenues and reach for the telcos, a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, offers a precise, incisive profile of the US mobile and fixed telecommunications and pay-TV markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from our research in the US market. Published annually, this presentation-quality, executive-level report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony and broadband, mobile and pay-TV sectors, in addition to a review of key regulatory trends.
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- The US telecom market generated total telecom service revenue of $415bn in 2014, registering a year-over-year increase of 2.4%. Its telecom revenue is the highest when compared to other leading countries across the world and by comparison it is more than twice the revenue of second-ranked China, which is one of the fastest growing telecom countries in the world today.
- Operators are investing in network capacity in order to meet the data demand. Pressure from Sprints price cuts and T-Mobiles aggressive un-carrier campaign is impacting both the major players, Verizon and ATandT. As a result of increasing competition, the share of Verizon is expected to marginally decrease over the forecast period with Verizon holding 34.2% share in 2019.
- With a year-end 2014 penetration of 29.9%, broadband penetration remains high when compared to other countries such China, Japan and Russia.
- The US pay-TV market generated $103bn in service revenue in 2014. With the year-end 2014 household penetration of 84.9%, or 101.8m subscriptions....