After a brutal first quarter, the US wireless market recovered a bit in Q2 with positive revenue growth though service revenue declined again.
Q1 saw the first ever decline in US mobile data services revenue. In Q2, the operators saw a return to the positive territory. Verizon recovered.
US mobile data revenues eclipsed the 80% mark for the first time. US became the second nation after Japan to do so.
Smartphone penetration went past 90%. IoT and Cars accounted for 71% of the net-adds for the quarter.
Ecosystem has been trying to find the next big merger but efforts haven’t borne any fruits yet. While the operators struggled to maintain growth, the overall wireless market is expected to grow 18% in 2017 thanks to the continued explosion on the 4th Wave by new digital players.