This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the wireless services marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Wireless services include cellular mobile phone and broadband personal communication services. Primarily a concentrated industry, wireless services has a well developed supplier base and is growing at a high rate. The wireless services category has low product segmentation and serves both individual/residential and business/corporate markets. The demand for wireless services is generated by economic activity, subscriber cost, geographical coverage, corporate mobility, and value added services. Key costs around the wireless services category include infrastructure costs (network, technology and licenses) and cost of services (labor). The major trends in this industry include increased offering of value-added services and price stability, among others. The risk outlook for the wireless services industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the wireless services industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.