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March 8, 2015

2 Reasons why Verizon's revenue from wireless was twice its wireline business

Statistic: Verizon Communications' revenue from wireline and wireless services from 2010 to 2013 (in billion U.S. dollars) | Statista



The chart shows the wireline and wireless  revenue for Verizon from 2010 to 2013
The revenue made by Verizon from its wireless services  is almost  twice as much from its wireline or landline services in US .The reasons why Verizon manages to get that kind of revenue mix has 2 components

a)due to the nature of the wireless  Industry in US ,along with its  own marketshare b) The Scarcity of Spectrum and the need to match demand with supply 

The wireless market in US  is intensely competitive, with the number of wireless subscriber connections (336 million) exceeding   the total population (316 million) and Verizon has the largest subscriber base in the U.S with around 32% in 2014. 

Along with demand  and supply constraints,  spectrum is scarce and  the demand for high speed wireless carriers with  4 5 times faster speeds than 3 G  Verizon has continued to invest  and build scale as ( Verizon was the first in US to deploy LTE )

The Fixed line business  consists of  home /Business land lines, leased lines,DSL, FiOS revenue  for  which demand supply constraints are not high nor can be scaled up rapidly.

March 5, 2015

5G Networks are raring to go at you World Mobile Congress


The  World mobile Congress at Barcelona  had a lot of time to talk about 5G. Now those of you satisfied with your mobile streaming speeds  3G , or 4G depending on which part of the world you stay. Most  operators   will not let you openly .. but in themselves amuse themselves by saying .. how the  wireless industry is going the Windows  and Intel model (humorously called #WINTEL model)  of upgrade or die models which were  the object of much scorn and  ridicule by the consumers 

However mobile operators seem upbeat about having 5G networks  up and running by 2020, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to coincide with Tokyo Olympics same year. But first the industry will have to decide what 5G  would  do ... that  3G or 4G networks cant offer ?  Thats plenty of fodder to think till  Mobile Congress 2020  Barcelona

July 15, 2011

FCC On $39 Billion T-Mobile and ATT Deal






Is there enough competition among the wireless service companies in the U.S.? The Federal Communications Commission's annual report on the matter, released yesterday, didn't definitively answer that question. And its neutral stance is causing many to wonder how the regulatory agency will rule on the pending merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.

In its 304-page "15th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report," the FCC acknowledge that the U.S. market for wireless service has become more concentrated, for the second consecutive year. But it stopped short of making a "formal finding" as to whether there is effective competition in the industry.

Meanwhile Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) was subpoenaed by nine states investigating the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (T) and T-Mobile, indicating potential uneasiness with the consolidation of the mobile market.


In a June 28 letter to the Federal Communications Commission, Sprint said attorneys general in the states of Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington had requested the carrier to deliver copies of "full, unredacted copies of all materials that it has submitted to the Commission regarding the proposed transaction, including its Petition to Deny." The letter said the U.S Justice Department's anti-trust division had also requested the same material.


News of the subpoenas comes after Sprint's request in late May that the FCC block the merger of AT&T and Deutsche Tekelom AG's (DTE) T-Mobile USA unit. The merger, which was agreed to in March, would combine the country's second- and fourth-largest wireless carriers. Sprint is the third largest.

June 24, 2011

The State of Wireless Industry in US: Data Charts


























1. U.S. has the highest minutes of use (MOUs) per month per user and the lowest average revenue per minute of service of the 26 OECD countries tracked by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

2. The FCC’s consumer survey released in June 2010 found that, “92% of cell phone users are very or somewhat satisfied with their cell phone service overall.”

3. Wireless economic contributions have grown faster (16%) than the rest of the economy (3%).

4. 3G technology has been deployed to areas covering more than 92% of the U.S. population.

5. Despite having 6% of global wireless subscribers, the U.S. is home to more than 21% of global 3G subscribers.

6. The U.S. has more unique 3G subscribers (123.2 million) than the five largest EU countries combined (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK).

7. Under revised Horizontal Merger guidelines by DOJ and FTC, U.S. is the only wireless market among the 26 OECD countries not classified as “highly concentrated.”

8. At the end of 2009, the average revenue per minute in the U.S. was $0.04. Across Europe’s developed countries, the average revenue per minute was $0.16. As a result, the average wireless consumer in Europe used just 160 minutes a month compared to over 824 minutes a month for the U.S.

9. The wireless industry directly/indirectly employs more than 2.4 million Americans.
10. Prepaid revenues for 2009 amounted to about $13.9 billion out of about $155+ billion in total service revenues.

11.
78% of teens responded that mobile phones make them feel safe while on the go.

12.
As of June 2010, there are 292.8 million wireless connections in the U.S.

14.
Wireless penetration in June 2010 was 93%.

15.
U.S. wireless consumers used more than 2.3 trillion minutes the 12 months ending June 2010 (or 6.3 billion per day).

16.
In the 12 months ending June 2010, more than 1.8 trillion text messages were sent and received (or 4.9 billion per day).
source: CTIA