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U.S. Mobile Consumer and Business Services Forecast, 2019-2023

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U.S. Mobile Consumer and Business Services Forecast, 2019-2023
Published: August 13, 2019 Content info: 13 Pages

This IDC study analyzes the U.S. mobile consumer and business services market outlook for 2019-2023. The study discusses the key market trends impacting both the consumer and business wireless market segments within the United States and examines the challenges and competitive dynamics to watch in 2019 and beyond. Forecasts for total subscribers, consumer and business subscribers and revenue, and average revenue per user (ARPU) are also provided.

The analysis in this study includes the following:

  • A discussion of recent trends in the U.S. mobile services marketForecasts of consumer and business subscribers, revenue, and ARPU for 2019-2023

An examination of the market characteristics and guidance for mobile operators to leverage the growth opportunities in the five-year forecast period "Wireless subscriber growth continues to defy gravity, with increasing diversity in mobile device types, such as wearables, and content bundles driving gains typical of a much less mature industry," says Jason Leigh, research manager, Mobility, IDC. "At the same time, mobile connectivity faces a bit of an identity crisis as it resists being perceived as a commodity, and mobile operators will need to innovate to find new indispensable services for consumers and business, potentially enabled by 5G, to bolster their mature revenue profile."

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Product Code: US43877019

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

  • What Comes After Content?
    • Focus on the SMB Equation
    • Monitor the Progress of MVNOs
    • More Patience for 5G

Market Forecast

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Reliability of Network Coverage and Performance
      • Diversification of Mobile-Enabled Devices
      • 5G Network Launches
    • Inhibitors
      • Commoditization of Connectivity
      • Standardization of Unlimited Data Plans Challenge Pricing
  • Significant Market Developments
    • T-Mobile-Sprint
    • Broader Market Trends
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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