AT&T Mobility to Replace Verizon Wireless as the Largest Mobile Phone Operator in the US in 2011, According to New Market Research Report by IEMR
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IE Market Research Corp. (IEMR), the Canadian-based provider of market intelligence services, announced today the release of its 3Q.2010 United States Mobile Operator Forecast, 2010 - 2014.
"Given the latest quarter numbers, our model is forecasting a shift in competitive market dynamics in the US wireless carrier space. We forecast that AT&T Mobility will replace Verizon Wireless as the largest mobile service provider in the US in 2Q.2011," said Nizar Assanie, Vice President (Research) at IEMR. "We think that, by the end of 2014, there will be 365.4 million mobile connections in the US, and AT&T Mobility will have a 34.8% market share."
IEMR's United States Mobile Operator Forecast covers 50 financial and operational metrics on wireless operators in the United States, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint
Nextel, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless, and Metro PCS. Our Mobile Operator Forecasts are updated quarterly and are available for one-time delivery or through regular updates.
Notable highlights of the 3Q.2010 United States Mobile Operator Forecast include:
-- Verizon Wireless will be enjoying the highest level of profitability in the US wireless market during the forecast period. Our model is predicting that Verizon Wireless' EBITDA margins will remain stable at about 45.5% in 2010 and 2011.
-- At the same time, our long-range model predicts that AT&T's EBITDA margin will improve from 39.6% in 2009 to 46% in 2014. This will be the highest level of profitability among wireless carriers in that year.
AT&T Mobility to Replace Verizon Wireless as the Largest Mobile Phone Operator in the US in 2011, According to New Market Research Report by IEMR - MarketWatch