2014 US Mobile Phone sales fall by 15% and handset replacement cycle lengthens to historic high

By Roger Entner on February 10, 2015

In 2014, roughly 143 million mobile phones were sold in the United States, approximately 90% of them smartphones. This is a decline of 25 million phones from 2013 when approximately 168 million phones were sold...

Tablets Fuel Growth and Verizon Leads the Pack

By Roger Entner on December 18, 2014

Over the last two years, in addition to attracting new customers, most of the wireless industry has focused on better serving its existing consumers with products and services those consumers want. We all watch more...

Out of the Title II News Blizzard

By Roger Entner on December 6, 2014

All the while when we were trapped in the Title II News Blizzard that made any other topic seem small and irrelevant, the FCC has been conducting an auction of wireless spectrum. This wasn’t supposed...

The Market Response to Regulating the Internet? Not good.

By Roger Entner on November 11, 2014

After several failed attempts to come up with a net neutrality proposal that reasonably addresses legal, industry and consumer advocate concerns around the optimal legal foundation for net neutrality, the FCC made public last week...

Spectrum Fuels Speed and Prosperity

By Roger Entner on September 25, 2014

Recon Analytics recently completed an exhaustive study of the US mobile market and how it compares with its G7 peers (funded by CTIA). This article presents a summary of the study—the results of which are...

Every Way You Look At It: US Carriers Spend More In CAPEX Than Their EU Peers

By Roger Entner on June 9, 2014

In our previous report, we established that policymakers must choose among competing outcomes when the agency makes spectrum allocation decisions, including the number of licenses the agency wants to award, the cost to build...

Two Out Of Three: Number Of Licenses, Speed And Cost

By Roger Entner on April 21, 2014

The US mobile broadband experience is the stuff of lore around the world, in part due to the smartphone revolution that first happened here, enabled by large, reliable wireless networks and innovative pricing strategies that...

Roger’s Recon: State of Wireless Union 2014, Part Two

By Roger Entner on February 13, 2014

Devices, OS and LTE

The following is the second of a two-part series examining some of last year’s key developments in the mobile space and also projecting their impact into 2014. In this note, we...

Local Number Portability Administrator Change Would Be ‘Costly Mess’

By Roger Entner on February 11, 2014

According to Report Change in Administrator Would Jeopardize Launch of Next Gen Wireless Services

Recon Analytics, an independent data analytics and consulting firm, today released a report finding that a change in...

Roger’s Recon: State of Wireless Union 2014, Part One

By Roger Entner on February 6, 2014

The following Note is the first of a two-part series assessing some of last year’s key market developments and projecting their impact into 2014. We also offer our thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for...

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