Among the six most significant service providers in the US, AT&T ended 2017 with the largest subscription base of combined mobile, fixed broadband, and pay-TV customers, with 181.4 million.
- The fastest-growing telecoms and media segment in the US is mobile, where T-Mobile led in net adds in 4Q17.
- Pay-TV segment declines continued across the board in 4Q17, except for a 2,000-subscription gain by Charter.
- Blended ARPU continues to decline for US operators tracked, consistent with price competition in the market. In 4Q17, AT&T experienced the biggest quarterly fall, while T-Mobile saw the smallest decline.
Features and Benefits
- Evaluate the US mobile subscription forecast by operator, the broadband forecast by technology, and the video forecast by traditional TV and OTT.
- Compare major metrics for the leading six operators across mobile, broadband, and TV in the US.
- Evaluate recent pay-TV trends in the US.
Key questions answered
- How can broadband help reduce the triple-cord-cutting threat?
- Who is the mobile leader in subscription growth?
- What are the trends in mobile ARPU and service revenues?
Table of contents
Analysis of 4Q17 Ovum Forecaster data
Major trends in US telecoms and media markets
Ovum forecasts trends for US service providers in fixed broadband, pay TV, and mobile
What leading service providers should do for growth