CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the explosion of growth in smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other bandwidth-heavy mobile devices, growth in mobile traffic is a foregone conclusion. The question is whether the new mobile traffic will translate into higher revenue and how much, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).
United States: Operators Turn to Mobile Broadband for Growth Opportunities offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services, and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.
"Mobile broadband traffic is growing at an exponential rate, and wireless spectrum is growing increasingly dear," says Pyramid Research Analyst, Emily Smith. Wireless networks in the U.S. operate at 80 percent capacity, higher than any other region in the world. Incumbent AT&T plans to acquire spectrum from Qualcomm to alleviate its spectrum crunch. AT&T, Verizon and, most recently, T-Mobile have switched from unlimited data plans to tiered ones in an effort to control costs and potentially capitalize on the heaviest data users. "Pyramid expects that 'taxing' the heaviest users as well as the availability of additional spectrum to operators over the next five years and LTE rollouts will increase the affordability of broadband data for low and medium users, increasing the data revenue ARPS even as total ARPS continues to decline," she indicates.
United States: Operators Turn to Mobile Broadband for Growth Opportunities is part of Pyramid Research's North America Country Intelligence Report Series and is priced at $990. Download the excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova or Lorena Marani (for those in Latin America).
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