First quarter results for 2016 are in via ShareTracker’s patented wireless measurement. It shows a widening gap between net additions for voice devices and computing devices compared to the first quarter of the prior year. Voice devices include both prepaid and postpaid handsets used for wireless calling while computing devices include such things as tablets and mi-fi hotspots that utilize wireless networks for internet connectivity. As the chart below shows, net additions for voice devices were nearly identical to computing devices in the first quarter […]
Wireless carriers focus heavily on the postpaid consumer, knowing that investors are also eyeing that key segment. The reason is simple—revenue. Postpaid subscribers have wireless plans that entail either a two-year contract or a financing plan. Postpaid plans incur a higher cost for monthly service than prepaid subscribers, thus providing more revenue per user. Postpaid consists of two sub-segments: voice and computing, with computing devices including such things as tablets and mi-fi hotspots that utilize wireless networks for internet connectivity.
Wireless results are in for the first quarter and ShareTracker measured an interesting reversal of fortune in the prepaid segment. In the first quarter of 2016, industry net additions for prepaid voice subscribers outpaced those of postpaid voice subscribers—a feat not seen in the first quarter since 2013. As the chart below indicates, the first quarter of 2016 garnered a large volume of prepaid voice subscribers compared to virtually zero in the first quarter of 2015. Moreover, this was the second consecutive quarter where net […]
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Stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. “Meeker highlights global Internet growth that’s essentially flat, waning demand for smartphones fueled by a combination of saturation, a lack of innovation and the end of carrier subsidies and even slowing economic growth. It’s not all doom […]