Prepaid Wireless Growth

  • Growing 10x faster than Postpaid in the past 2 years
  • Prepaid Vs Postpaid will have 50:50 market share
  • prepaid subscribers grew by ~21.3% YoY (year-over-year) to ~12.2 million by the end of the quarter 1Q16

According to a recent Euromonitor International report, there’s been a noticeable shift in favor of prepaid mobile services in the U.S. over the last 5 years.

Yankee Group has forecasted prepaid growth at a change of annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 12% for the next 3-4 years. That’s 3 percentage points faster than the overall telecommunications industry. This equates to over 26% of the $27.5 billion in total sales the Yankee Group expects the industry to generate in 2016.