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U.S. Mobile Consumer Services 2014-2018 Forecast

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  • 26 Pages
  • IDC

This IDC study examines the U.S. mobile consumer services market and focuses specifically on the adoption of mobility by consumers. The analysis in this study includes the following:

  • A discussion of recent trends in the U.S. mobile consumer services market
  • Forecasts of consumer subscribers, revenue, and ARPU for 2014-2018
  • An examination of market characteristics and guidance for mobile operators to leverage the growth opportunities in the five-year forecast period

"The consumer subscriber base has been slowing due to rising penetration rates as well as a shift toward discount plans offered through employers," says Brian Haven, senior research analyst, U.S. Mobile Consumer Services at IDC. "As a result, operators need to be creative in the way they drive growth in their consumer base through more provocative plan offerings, tablets, and other connected devices and advanced capabilities such as VoLTE."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology

Situation Overview

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Subscriber Forecast
    • Revenue Forecast
    • ARPU Forecast
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the U.S. Mobile Consumer Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the U.S. Mobile Consumer Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: U.S. Total Mobile Consumer and Business Subscribers, 2009-2018 (M)
  • Table: U.S. Total Mobile Services and Mobile Consumer Services Revenue, 2009-2018 ($B)
  • Table: U.S. Total Subscriber ARPU and Consumer Subscriber ARPU, 2009-2018 ($)
  • Table: U.S. Mobile Consumer Services Subscribers, 2009-2018: Comparison of August 2013 and September 2014 Forecasts (M)

List of Figures

  • Figure: U.S. Mobile Consumer and Business Subscribers, 2009-2018
  • Figure: U.S. Mobile Consumer and Business Services Revenue, 2009-2018
  • Figure: U.S. Mobile Consumer Voice and Data Revenue Share, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: U.S. Mobile Consumer Services Subscribers, 2009-2018: Comparison of August 2013 and September 2014 Forecasts
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