Data reveals North America LTE progress but less competition in rural areas; Sub 1 GHz holdings shown in preparation for Incentive Auction
MEMPHIS, TENN. – Sept. 2, 2015 – Mosaik Solutions, a leader in telecom business intelligence and visualization services, today announced the availability of its 2015 Wireless Competitive Landscape poster, which highlights LTE network choice and availability in North America. This year, Mosaik departed from tradition and added a second side to the poster that exhibits sub 1 GHz holdings information to prepare the industry for the upcoming 600 MHz Incentive Auction.
“Within the last year, the U.S. and North America witnessed increased consumer acceleration towards an “always connected” lifestyle,” said Bryan Darr, president and CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “Mosaik’s poster demonstrates that receiving a wireless signal and receiving a quality data connection are often two entirely different things. Additionally, the poster serves as an elegant representation of how we empower clients to deliver better customer experiences using Mosaik’s network intelligence.”
Key highlights from the posters include:
- 82 percent of Americans, or 256 million people, now have four or more LTE providers from which to choose
- Those areas with four or more LTE operators represent only 14.8 percent of the U.S. landmass
- 8.7 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 27 million people, have two or fewer LTE networks from which to choose
- More than 30 percent of the U.S. land area has no LTE service available, a significant portion of that being in Alaska
- Two operators dominate existing low-band spectrum holdings in almost all of the top 100 markets
- Of the “Big 4” wireless operators, T-Mobile has the least low-band spectrum, with no low-band holdings in large swaths of the U.S.
In the spotlight, a heat map of North America shows the number of LTE networks that are available in areas across the continent. Further insight on network availability is provided by a bar graph depicting population and landmass covered by LTE.
In a proactive effort to support the industry, Mosaik displays low-band spectrum (or sub 1 GHz) holdings by each of the “Big 4” operators, a parallel to the auction’s rules that restrict operators from bidding on all available licenses in a market where they own more than one-third of the spectrum. The Full Power and Class A TV Channels map depicts the number of stations that currently occupy the targeted channels. Finally, a line graph shows the amount of spectrum held by each of the Big 4, plus “all others,” within each Partial Economic Area (PEA) market, in order from most populated market to the least.
The poster also portrays a graphical representation of how the new in-building testing capabilities of Signal Insights analyze network performance, equipping clients with powerful network KPIs that enable them to deliver better customer experiences. Operators, system integrators, venue managers, including hotels, and M2M players can quickly and affordably testnetwork quality both indoors and out. Mosaik Solutions will be demonstrating the new capability at next week’s CTIA Super Mobility 2015.
The 2015 Wireless Competitive Landscape poster highlights a broad range of Mosaik Solutions’ capabilities. Now in its 11th year, the poster continues to be produced entirely in-house. It leverages the world’s largest wireless network coverage database encompassing over 1,750 networks from 850+ operators, vast geospatial processing capabilities, telecom domain knowledge and graphic design expertise available from Mosaik Solutions.
Printed posters of the 2015 Wireless Competitive Landscape will be available at Mosaik Solutions’ CTIA Super Mobility booth #2422. Click here (4 MB) to download a digital copy.
About Mosaik Solutions
Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive network intelligence. It maintains the most in-depth network coverage and infrastructure database in the world, enabling clients to understand complex market dynamics, improve customer experiences with network performance solutions and track where competitors threaten their best customers.
As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, Mosaik develops intelligence solutions that help executives, marketers, engineers and analysts improve marketing and retention programs,competitive network planning and site acquisition efforts. To learn more about Mosaik Solutions, visit www.mosaik.com.
You can download the infographic here.