Wireless & Mobile Landscape

North America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2017-2022

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 2017 and 2022?
  • What is the split of those connections by technology type (GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE and 5G) and generation (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G)?
  • What are the anticipated global handset and smartphone sales for 2017 to 2022?
  • What are the anticipated tablet sales for 2017 to 2022?
  • 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, 2017-2022
    • Connections Forecast Assumptions
    • Connections Forecast
  • North America Smartphone Sales Forecast: 2017-2022
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Handset Forecast
    • Handset Forecast by Type
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System
  • North America Tablet Sales Forecast: 2017-2022
    • Tablet Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Tablet Sales Forecast
    • Tablet Sales by Operating System
    • Tablet Sales By Form Factor
    • Tablet Sales By Connectivity Option
  • North America Mobile Data Usage Trends
    • AT&T
    • Sprint
    • T-Mobile US
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Bell
    • Rogers Communications
    • Telus Mobility
  • Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Methodology
    • Connections, not Subscribers
    • Quartiles
  • North America Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2017-2022
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: North America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2017-2022
  • Table 2: North America Connections by Technology Generation 2017-2022 (000)
  • Table 3: North America Connections by Technology, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Table 4: North America Mobile Handset Sales as a Percentage of Mobile Connections, 2017-2022
  • Table 5: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2017-2022
  • Table 6: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Table 7: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2017-2022 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 8: North America Tablet Sales, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Table 9: North America Tablet Sales by OS, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Table 10: North America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2017-2022 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 11: North America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2017-2022
  • Table 12: North America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2017-2022
  • Table 13: North America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2017-2022 (000s
  • Table 14: Connections per Quartile in North America, 2017-2022 (000s)
  • Table 15: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Table 16: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Table 17: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in North America, 2017-2022
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts

  • Figure A: North America Connections and Population, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Figure B: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Figure C: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Figure 1: North America Connections and Population, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Figure 2: North America Connections by Technology Generation, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Figure 3: North America Connections by Technology, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Figure 4: North America Mobile Handset Sales as a Percentage of Mobile Connections, 2017-2022
  • Figure 5: North America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Figure 6: North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Figure 7: North America Mobile OS Forecast, 2017-2022 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 8: North America Tablet Sales, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Figure 9: North America Tablet Sales by OS, 2017-2022 (units)
  • Figure 10: North America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2017-2022 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 11: North America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2017-2022
  • Figure 12: North America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2017-2022
  • Figure 13: North America Connections and Population, 2017-2022 (000)
  • Figure 14: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Figure 15: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Figure 16: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in North America, 2017-2022

For additional information on the North America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2017-2022 market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.