United States (US) Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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How will the US Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report’ help you achieve your business goals?

  • This country intelligence report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the US telecommunications market, service providers and operators, revenue outlook, and key opportunities.
  • The report analyzes the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the US mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends within the telecommunications markets.
  • This telecom operator’s country intelligence report provides an executive-level overview of the telecom services market in the US, with detailed forecasts, service penetration, usage, and market share trends.

How is the US Telecom Market’ report different from other reports in the market?

Businesses need to have a deeper understanding of the market dynamics to gain a competitive edge in the coming decade. Anticipate market changes and develop risk management strategies with the following data:

  • Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context in the US.
  • Regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • Competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.

We recommend this valuable source of information to anyone involved in:

  • Telecom Operators/Pay-TV Vendors/Service Providers
  • Mobile Services, Fixed Voice, Fixed-Broadband Services Providers
  • Technology Leaders and Startups
  • Business Development and Market Intelligence
  • Investment Analysts and Portfolio Managers
  • Professional Services – Investment Banks, PE/VC firms
  • M&A/Investment, Management Consultants, and Consulting Firms

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United States Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report Overview

The total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in the United States was $414 billion in 2022 and will increase at a CAGR of less than 1%, during 2022-2027. The growth is primarily supported by contributions from mobile data and fixed broadband service segments. Furthermore, the government’s broadband initiatives such as the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) program aimed at expanding high-speed broadband network connectivity in rural areas in the country, the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, and spectrum developments in the country will also boost the market growth.

United States Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($Billion)

United States Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($Billion)

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The United States Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report provides an executive-level overview of the telecom services market in the United States today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. Published annually, the report provides a detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Market Size 2022 $414 billion
CAGR <1%
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Telecom Service Segment Mobile Services, Fixed voice services, Fixed-Broadband Services and Pay-TV services
Leading Companies AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Century Link, Comcast, Charter, DirecTV US, Dish US

United States Telecom Services Market Regulatory Highlights

In May 2023, the FCC approved the acquisition of Inmarsat by Viasat for $7.3 billion. Viasat announced it closed the acquisition in June 2023.

United States Telecom Services Market Analysis by Service

  • Mobile services
  • Fixed services
  • Pay-TV services

United States Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022 (%)

United States Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022 (%)

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Mobile Services Market in United States – Deep Dive

Smartphone subscriptions will remain the dominant device category over the forecast period 2022-2027 in the United States. 4G was the leading mobile technology in the United States in 2022. However, the 4G share is expected to drop drastically during the 2022-2027 period, because of rapid 5G adoption.

The United States telecom services market research report offers mobile services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Subscription & User Analysis
  • Subscription Analysis by Device Type, Payment Type and Technology Type
  • Churn Analysis
  • Voice & Data Usage Analysis
  • Mobile Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Fixed Services Market in United States – Deep Dive

Fixed broadband lines will increase during 2022-2027 period, driven by growing availability and adoption of high-speed fiber broadband services along with increasing fixed wireless service subscriptions.

Both Circuit-switched lines and VoIP lines is expected to decline during 2022-2027 period. The decline in fixed voice lines is due to replacement of legacy circuit-switched lines (copper retirement), mobile adoption, and OTT communication apps.

The United States telecom services market research report offers fixed services segment coverage on following KPIs:

  • Fixed Voice & Fixed Broadband Penetration Analysis
  • Subscription Trends Analysis by Access Lines
  • Subscription Analysis by Technology
  • Fixed Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Pay TV Services Market in United States – Deep Dive

Pay-TV household penetration in United States will decrease during 2022-2027 period, due to subscription losses in DTH, IPTV and cable TV segments. Pay-TV providers are including entertainment OTT video streaming (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+) in their service plans as a competitive strategy, but OTT services continue to be a factor in the “cord cutting” trend.

The United States telecom services market research report offers pay-TV services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Pay-TV Household Penetration Analysis
  • Subscription Analysis by Technology Type
  • Pay-TV Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

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United States Telecom Services Market - Competitive Landscape

AT&T is focusing on the 5G network rollout to maintain its leadership in the mobile segment throughout the forecast period. Because of the scale of the US broadband market and the growing demand for high-speed data services, there is ongoing pressure on operators to invest in fiber-based infrastructure and to bring access closer to users. Network operators are also phasing out legacy infrastructure like DSL and copper wiring in favor of more fiber elements in the network (i.e., last-mile, backhaul).

Leading Telecom Companies in the United States

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile
  • Century Link
  • Comcast
  • Charter
  • DirecTV US
  • Dish US

United States Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022 (%)

United States Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022 (%)

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Table of Contents

Market highlights

Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2023 service penetration

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates

Regulatory context

Regulatory highlights, National Broadband initiatives, Spectrum Updates

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue by category, 2021-2027

Evolution of total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue, 2021-2027

Mobile services market

Mobile service penetration and subscription trends

Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2021-2027

Total mobile suscriptions, 2021-2027

Device adoption trends

Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2021-2027

Handset subscriptions by type, 2021-2027

Payment types and technology trends

Mobile subscriptions by payment type

Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2021-2027

Churn and usage trends

Churn, voice usage, data usage

Market share trends

Subscription market shares, 2022

Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2022

MVNO subscription market share, 2022

Fixed services market

Fixed service penetration and subscription trends

Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2021-2027

Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2021-2027

Fixed service penetration and subscription trends

Voice telephony lines by technology, 2021-2027

Broadband lines by technology, 2021-2027

Market share trends

Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2022

Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2022

Fixed service revenue trends

Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2021-2027

Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2021-2027

Pay-TV services market

Penetration and subscription trends

TV and pay-TV household penetration, 2021-2027

Total pay-TV subscriptions by type, 2021-2027

Market share trends

Total pay-TV subscription market shares, 2022

Service revenue trends

Total pay-TV service revenue, 2021-2027

Pay-TV services ARPU by type, 2021-2027

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview

Company snapshot (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile)

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