Business Wire

New GSMA Study Highlights North America’s Global 5G Leadership

Share

A new GSMA study has highlighted North America as one of the most advanced mobile regions in the world – a result of significant operator investments in 5G. The 2019 North America edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series – published today at MWC Los Angeles – forecasts that almost half of the region’s mobile connections will be running on new 5G networks by 2025. This is being fuelled by operator spending on new networks, which is forecast to total more than $380 billion (Capex) between 2018 and 2025. These investments are increasingly being focused on building-out 5G coverage across the region, enabling a range of new services for consumers and enterprise.

“Our new study highlights how the North America region is vying for global 5G leadership with pioneering mobile markets such as China, Japan and South Korea,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. “Investments in next-generation networks and services by operators has helped create an industry that is now worth a trillion dollars a year to the region’s economy, providing a platform for innovation, jobs and economic growth.”

The new report reveals that:

  • There were 321 million unique mobile subscribers1 in North America in 2018, representing 83 per cent of the population. The number of subscribers is forecast to rise to 345 million (85 per cent of the population) by 2025.
  • The US is by far the largest market in North America (278 million unique subscribers), followed by Canada (29 million) and the Caribbean (15 million).
  • Around three quarters of the region’s mobile connections2 are running on 4G networks.
  • The share of 4G connections will decline over the coming years as the market moves to 5G. New 5G networks are forecast to account for 46 per cent of connections by 2025.
  • Mobile technologies and services generated 4.2 per cent of North America’s GDP in 2018, equivalent to $937 billion in economic value. This economic impact is forecast to increase to almost $1.2 trillion by 2023 (4.8% of GDP).
  • The region’s mobile ecosystem also supported 2.3 million jobs (directly and indirectly) and made substantial contributions to the funding of the public sector, with almost $123 billion raised through taxation last year (not including spectrum fees).
  • North America’s mobile sector is on track to generate $280 billion in revenue this year, a result of high levels of consumer engagement and spending on mobile services.

The new report ‘The Mobile Economy, North America 2019’ is authored by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. To access the full report and related infographics, please visit: https://www.gsma.com/r/mobileeconomy/northamerica/

-ENDS-

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.


1 A unique mobile subscriber represents an individual that can account for multiple SIM connections.
2 There were 400 million SIM connections in North America in 2018, excluding cellular IoT, forecast to increase to 438 billion by 2025.

Contact information

Media Contacts:
For the GSMA:
Alicia Bardaro
ABardaro@webershandwick.com
+1 617 520 7015

GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Vertex and Republic of Ireland Expand Long-Term Cystic Fibrosis Medicines Reimbursement Agreement to Include Triple Combination Therapy for All Eligible Patients Ages 12 and Over Once Licensed13.12.2019 21:55:00 EETPress release

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today confirmed that, following recent collaborative discussions, it has negotiated an agreement with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the Republic of Ireland to expand the existing long-term cystic fibrosis (CF) reimbursement agreement to include the triple combination regimen (elexacaftor, tezacaftor and ivacaftor), which is under review and pending approval by the European Medicines Agency, for all eligible patients ages 12 and older in line with the potential future licensed indication. This expands the existing agreement which had already included access to current and future Vertex medicines for people in Ireland with CF of any age who: Have one of the specified mutations as included in the KALYDECO® marketing authorization (G551D, G551S, S549R, G1244E, S1251N, G1349D, S1255P, G178R or S549N) or Are homozygous for the F508del mutation or Are heterozygous for the F508del mutation and have a specified mutation (P67L, D579G, D1

CreditLens™ Solution Receives SOC 2 Attestation Report13.12.2019 18:17:00 EETPress release

Moody’s Analytics announced today that the CreditLens software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution has received an attestation report from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) System and Organization Controls (SOC 2). The SOC 2 report details the security and availability of customer data in the CreditLens SaaS solution, and denotes its adherence to the AICPA’s security and availability controls standards. Built on the latest cloud-based technology, the CreditLens platform helps businesses digitally transform their commercial credit processes to make faster and better-informed decisions. It facilitates process automation and helps clients improve their efficiency, reduce errors, and streamline workflows. A SOC 2 report ensures that a company’s information security measures are in line with the unique parameters of today’s cloud requirements. The report addresses a service organization's controls that relate to operations and compliance, as outlined by the AICPA's Tru

CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for Expanded Use of Darzalex®▼ (daratumumab) in Combination with Bortezomib, Thalidomide and Dexamethasone (VTd) for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who Are Transplant Eligible13.12.2019 14:47:00 EETPress release

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended broadening the existing marketing authorisation for Darzalex®▼ (daratumumab) to include the use of daratumumab in combination with bortezomib, thalidomide and dexamethasone (VTd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). The Positive Opinion is supported by data from Part 1 of the Phase 3 CASSIOPEIA (MMY3006) study, published in The Lancet 3 in June 2019, and presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting. Additional information about this study can be found at www.ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02541383). “Today’s Opinion takes us a step closer to offering the first daratumumab combination regimen to transplant eligible patients, redefining treatment for those people newl

Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Expanded Use of Erleada® (apalutamide) for Patients with Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer13.12.2019 14:40:00 EETPress release

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a Positive Opinion recommending approval for expanding the use of Erleada® (apalutamide) to include the treatment of adult men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).2 The CHMP’s Positive Opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission (EC), which has the authority to grant approval for the new use of apalutamide. The Positive Opinion is based on data from the Phase 3 TITAN study, which assessed the addition of apalutamide to ADT – the current standard of care in mHSPC – in a broad range of patients with mHSPC, regardless of disease volume, prior treatment with docetaxel or staging at initial diagnosis. The dual primary endpoints of the study were overall survival (OS) and radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS). Ap

German Player Karl Rupprec Wins 2019 Boyaa Poker Tournament Europe13.12.2019 12:24:00 EETPress release

On December 8, the sixth edition of the BPT (Boyaa Poker Tournament) came to an end. King's Resort in the Czech Republic celebrated this BPT Europe that enjoyed 600 cumulative participants from 20 countries. In the end, Karl Rupprec, from Germany, won the Main Event Championship. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191213005109/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) Highlights of the BPT Europe 2019 final The BPT Europe 2019 Main Event began on December 8 at 2:00 p.m., Czech Republic time. After 9 hours of Texas Poker, players Ondrej Drozd from the Czech Republic and Karl Rupprec from Germany reached the last heads-up. In the end, Karl Rupprec, who started with half of his opponent's chips, reversed the situation with his two nines, winning the championship. Heads-up Highlights: Karl Rupprec pair 9 and Ondrej Drozd 2, 5. The flop was 2, Q, 9, so Karl Rupprec got three of a kind, and Ondrej Drozd got pair 2. Rupprec pretended

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted by Italian Designed Architectural Lighting Brand for Motorized Luminaire with Smart Wireless Controls13.12.2019 12:00:00 EETPress release

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED technology, announced that it has achieved smart lighting design with SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs in cooperation with Casambi Technologies Oy (“Casambi”), a leading developer of wireless lighting control systems based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and it has been adopted for the Italian designed architectural lighting brand formalighting Ltd. (“formalighting”), a global manufacturer of Italian designed architectural lighting systems and solutions for a new product line which offers motorized luminaire with smart wireless controls. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191213005009/en/ SunLike implemented in motion lamps (Photo: Business Wire) The SunLike COB LED packages have been adopted by formalighting for the new fixtures, Moto-Zero 40 Compasso and Moto-Zero 66 Zoom, in track mounted motorized spotlight range. In this sect

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom