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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Number of Providers & Network Deployment
Estimated Mobile Telephone Rollouts by Census Block
Subscribers
Usage
Prices
New Technologies and Services
Auctions & New Entry
Churn
Service Quality
International Comparisons
Wireless-Wireline Competition
Wireless-Wireline Convergence
Mobile Satellite Services
II. INTRODUCTION
A. Background
B. Structure of the Report
III. MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET STRUCTURE
A. Overview of Service Providers
1. Facilities-Based Mobile Telephone Providers
2. Resale/MVNO Providers
3. Broadband Data Providers
4. Mobile Video Providers
5. Narrowband Data Providers
6. Mobile Satellite Providers
B. Horizontal Concentration
1. Market Definition
2. Number of Mobile Telephone Competitors
Map 2: Mobile Telephone Competitors76
3. Concentration Measures for Mobile Telephone Services
4. International Comparison of Mobile Market Concentration
C. Consolidation and Exit
D. Entry Conditions and Potential Barriers to Entry
1. Spectrum Access
(i) Cellular
(a) 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration and 1.9 GHz Spectrum Exchange
(iv) 700 MHz Band
(vi) Broadband Radio Service
(vii) Wireless Communications Service (WCS)
(viii) 1670-1675 MHz
(ix) Narrowband Spectrum
2. Non-Regulatory Barriers to Entry
E. Rural Markets
1. Geographical Comparisons: Urban vs. Rural
Map 4: U.S. County Density251
2. Rural Competition
Map 5: Spectrum Not Licensed to the Nationwide Carriers & Their Affiliates
(Cellular / PCS / AWS / 700 MHz)263
Map 6: Available Licensed Spectrum (Cellular / PCS / AWS / 700 MHz)267
3. Conclusion
IV. PROVIDER CONDUCT IN THE MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
A. Price Rivalry
1. Developments in Mobile Telephone Pricing Plans
2. Prepaid Service
3. Mobile Broadband and Other Data Service Pricing
B. Non-Price Rivalry
1. Technology Deployment and Upgrades
a. Market-Based Versus Mandated Standards
c. Technology Choices and Upgrades of Mobile Telephone Providers
Table 8: Mobile Telephone Digital Coverage by Census Block
2. Capital Expenditures
3. Roaming
4. Advertising and Marketing
5. Network Quality
6. Mobile Data Services and Applications
V. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN THE MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
A. Access to Information on Mobile Telecommunications Services
B. Consumer Ability to Switch Service Providers
1. Churn
2. Local Number Portability
3. Barriers to Switching
VI. MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET PERFORMANCE
A. Pricing Levels and Trends
1. Pricing Trends
2. Average Revenue Per Unit
B. Quantity of Services Purchased
1. Subscriber Growth
Activity iPhone Smartphone Market
2. Minutes of Use
3. Mobile Broadband and Other Data Usage
4. Sub-National Penetration Rates
C. Network Quality
D. International Comparisons
1. Mobile Voice
Receiving Party Pays
Calling Party Pays
2. Mobile Data
VII. INTERMODAL ISSUES
A. Wireless – Wireline Competition
1. Wireless Substitution
Chart 2: Wireless-Only Households659
2. Wireless Alternatives
B. Wireless Local Area Networks and Wireless-Wireline Convergence
VIII. MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES
A. Introduction
B. Spectrum Bands Potentially Available for MSS
C. Product and Geographic Markets
1. Product Market
2. Geographic Market
D. Market Structure
1. Number of Carriers
2. Privatization, Consolidation and Exit
E. Provider Conduct
F. Pricing
G. Technology Deployment and Upgrades
1. Ancillary Terrestrial Component
2. Satellite System Deployment Plans
H. Market Performance
IX. CONCLUSION
X. PROCEDURAL MATTERS
APPENDIX A
Mobile Telephony
APPENDIX B
Maps
APPENDIX C
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FCC 13th Annual CMRS Competition Report

FCC 13th Annual CMRS Competition Report

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