Prepaid Wireless in the United States: Market Outlook and Forecast 2018 - 2023




Published: February 2018   Pages: 141
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Overview:

Prepaid communications in the United States has experienced well-defined stages of growth, plateau, and renewed growth cycles. Recently experiencing a plateau, it is anticipated that prepay wireless will once again achieve a substantive growth phase due to a few important factors evaluated in this report such as increasing need for anonymity for certain emerging services.

The future of prepaid wireless communications will depend on more than just carrier-centric applications, communications, content, and commerce. For example, prepaid will be an important aspect of many next generation services that are provided by a variety of third-party service companies that do not wish to offer a prepaid option, thus relying upon wireless carrier billing via prepay.

This research evaluates the prepaid wireless market in the United States including major provider analysis and service assessment, technologies involved in prepaid service delivery, and assessment of the future of prepaid communications, content, and commerce. The report also provides forecasts for 2018 through 2023.

The report also analyzes major MVNO companies and offerings. The report also provides a view into the future of prepaid wireless and market forecasts through 2023 including subscribers and Revenue by Voice vs. Data vs. VAS and by Connectivity Type. This research also provides critical information necessary to negotiate with MNOs for MVNO operations as well as SLA management.

Target Audience:

• Prepaid service providers
• Mobile network operators
• Wireless device manufacturers
• Wireless infrastructure providers
• Mobile Virtual Network Operators
• Mobile application store companies
• Prepaid service distributors and marketers
• Application, content, and commerce providers

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
3 United States Communication Service Providers
3.1 Wireless Carrier Offerings
3.1.1 Prepaid and Postpaid Wireless Market Overview
3.1.2 Prepaid Technology Approaches
3.1.3 Prepaid and Post-paid Market Strategy
3.1.4 Prepaid Wireless Technology
3.1.5 Prepaid Market Outlook
3.2 Drivers for Growth in Prepaid Services
3.2.1 Credit Challenged
3.2.2 Unbanked Users
3.2.2.1 High Costs
3.2.2.2 Convenience
3.2.2.3 Funding Needs
3.2.2.4 Lack of knowledge
3.2.2.5 Identification Requirements
3.2.2.6 Bad Banking History
3.2.2.7 Overall Perceptions of Banking
3.2.3 Temporary and Infrequent Users
3.2.3.1 Anonymity Market
3.2.3.2 Cost Control Market
3.3 Other Factors and Outlook
4 United States Prepaid Wireless Service Provider Analysis
4.1 AT&T
4.1.1 Plans
4.1.2 Feature Analysis
4.1.3 SWOT Analysis
4.2 Sprint
4.2.1 Overview
4.2.2 Plans
4.2.3 Feature Analysis
4.2.4 SWOT Analysis
4.3 T-Mobile
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.2 Plans
4.3.3 Feature Analysis
4.3.4 SWOT Analysis
4.4 US Cellular
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Plans
4.4.3 Feature Analysis
4.4.4 SWOT Analysis
4.5 Verizon
4.5.1 Overview
4.5.2 Plans
4.5.3 Feature Analysis
4.5.4 SWOT Analysis
5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators
5.1 Overview
5.2 Initial MVNO Strategies
5.3 MVNO Differentiation
5.4 Prepaid vs. Post-paid Offerings
5.5 Plan Overview and Analysis
5.6 MVNO Analysis
5.6.1 Airlink Mobile
5.6.2 Airvoice Wireless
5.6.3 JOLT Mobile
5.6.4 Boost Mobile
5.6.5 Consumer Cellular
5.6.6 GreatCall
5.6.7 kajeet
5.6.8 Liberty Wireless
5.6.9 H2O Wireless (Locus Telecommunications)
5.6.10 Virgin Mobile USA
5.6.11 Cricket (AT&T)
5.6.12 Wal-Mart
5.6.13 Page Plus
6 USA Prepaid Wireless Forecasts 2018 – 2023
6.1 Wireless Prepaid Subscriber Forecast by Connectivity Type 2018 – 2023
6.2 Prepaid Wireless Revenue Forecast by Type, and Connectivity 2018 – 2023
6.3 Monthly ARPU Forecast 2018 – 2023
6.4 Prepaid Wireless Service Provider Market Share 2018 – 2023
7 Conclusions and Recommendations
8 Appendix
8.1 MVNO Types
8.1.1 Full MVNO
8.1.1.1 Advantages
8.1.1.2 Disadvantages
8.1.1.3 Operational Model / MVNO Architecture
8.1.1.4 MVNO Business Model (FULL MVNO)
8.1.2 Service Provider
8.1.2.1 Advantages
8.1.2.2 Disadvantages
8.1.2.3 Operational Model / MVNO Architecture
8.1.2.4 MVNO Business Model
8.1.3 ESP: Enhanced Service Provider (Hybrid MVNO)
8.1.3.1 Advantages
8.1.3.2 Disadvantages
8.1.3.3 Operational Model / MVNO Architecture
8.1.3.4 MVNO Business Model
8.1.4 Branded Reseller
8.1.4.1 Advantages
8.1.4.2 Disadvantages
8.1.4.3 Operational Model / MVNO Architecture
8.1.4.4 MVNO Business Model
8.2 MVNO Models
8.2.1 Discount MVNOs
8.2.2 Lifestyle/niche MVNOs
8.2.3 Media/Entertainment MVNOs
8.2.4 Ethnic MVNOs
8.2.5 Business MVNOs
8.2.6 Brand MVNOs
8.2.7 Data MVNOs
8.2.8 M2M/Telemetry MVNOs
8.2.9 Quad Play MVNOs
8.2.10 Roaming MVNOs
8.3 More about USA MVNO Companies
8.3.1 CellNUVO
8.3.2 Cellular Abroad
8.3.3 7-Eleven Speak-out
8.3.4 Air Voice Wireless
8.3.5 Airlink Mobile
8.3.6 Jasper Wireless (Cisco)
8.3.7 ZingPCs
8.3.8 Boost Mobile
8.3.9 Disney Mobile
8.3.10 ZIP SIM
8.3.11 Bratz Mobile
8.3.12 Consumer Cellular
8.3.13 CREDO Mobile
8.3.14 DBS
8.3.15 Defense Mobile
8.3.16 Freedom-Wireless
8.3.17 GreatCall
8.3.18 Kajeet
8.3.19 KORE Wireless
8.3.20 Liberty Wireless
8.3.21 MetroPCS
8.3.22 Lycamobile
8.3.23 PixWireless
8.3.24 National Geographic
8.3.25 NET10
8.3.26 Nextel Partners
8.3.27 Page Plus
8.3.28 Payless Cellular
8.3.29 PlatinumTel Communications
8.3.30 Project Fi
8.3.31 Red Pocket Mobile
8.3.32 Ting
8.3.33 Total Call Mobile
8.3.34 Tracfone Wireless
8.3.35 Virgin Mobile USA
8.3.36 Cricket Wireless
8.3.37 H2O Wireless
8.3.38 RingPlus
8.3.39 PureTalk
8.4 Future of Prepaid Wireless


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