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Wireless & Mobile Landscape

North America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2015-2020

Mobile subscribers in North America increasingly depend on a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and connected cars, to stay connected. At the same time, they are increasing their usage of mobile data.

This market study overviews the North American mobile market and includes detailed information and a five-year forecast for the following areas of the market:

• Mobile Connections

• Smartphone Sales

• Tablet Sales

• Mobile Data Traffic.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is the population of North America and what is its mobile penetration?
  • How many mobile connections exist and how are they expected to grow between 2015 and 2020?
  • What is the split of those connections by technology type (GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA and LTE) and generation (2G, 3G and 4G)?
  • What are the anticipated global handset and smartphone sales for 2015 to 2020?
  • What are the anticipated tablet sales for 2015 to 2020?
  • What is mobile data usage today and at what rate is mobile data usage expected to grow over the forecast period?
  • How does mobile data usage differ between quartiles?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Device OEMs
  • Mobile infrastructure and equipment OEMs
  • Content providers and distributors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • North America Mobile Connections Forecast, 2015-2020
  • North America Smartphone Sales Forecast: 2015-2020
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • North America Handset Sales Forecast by Type
    • North America Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System
  • North America Tablet Sales Forecast: 2015-2020
    • Tablet Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • North America Tablet Sales
    • North America Tablet Sales by Operating System
    • North America Tablet Sales By Form Factor
    • North America Tablet Sales By Connectivity Option
  • North America Mobile Data Usage Trends by Mobile Operator
    • AT&T
    • T-Mobile US
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Rogers Communications
    • Telus Mobility
  • Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Methodology
    • Assumptions Around Data Traffic
    • Connections, not Subscribers
    • Quartiles
  • North America Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020
    • Mobile Data Traffic by Connections
  • Definitions
    • General
    • Device Types
    • Services
    • Network Technology
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: North America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2015-2020
  • Table 2: North America Connections by Technology Generation 2015-2020 (000)
  • Table 3: North America Connections by Technology, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Table 4: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020
  • Table 5: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 6: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 7: North America Tablet Sales, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 8: North America Tablet Sales by OS, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 9: North America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 10: North America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2015-2020
  • Table 11: North America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2015-2020
  • Table 12: North America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2015-2020 (000s
  • Table 13: Connections per Quartile in North America, 2015-2020 (000s)
  • Table 14: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in North America, 2015-2020
  • Table 15: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2015-2020
  • Table 16: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in North America, 2015-2020

List of Charts

  • Figure A: North America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure B: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure C: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 1: North America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 2: North America Connections by Technology Generation, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 3: North America Connections by Technology, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 4: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 5: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 6: North America Mobile OS Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 7: North America Tablet Sales, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 8: North America Tablet Sales by OS, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 9: North America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 10: North America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2015-2020
  • Figure 11: North America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2015-2020
  • Figure 12: North America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 13: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in North America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 14: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 15: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in North America, 2015-2020

For additional information on the North America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2015–2020 market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.