The US Wireless Competitive Landscape
This past year has seen networks in the US change drastically through M&A, the growth of WiFi, LTE expansion, the launch of alternative access networks and more. Network maps of last year quickly grew out of date.
Luckily, Mosaik Solutions LLC , which tracks and organizes geospatial network intelligence, has recently updated its maps of the US wireless networks, including cable WiFi deployments, LTE and 600MHz auction boundaries. (See Mosaik Acquires TowerSource, Enters T&M Market.)
The mappers note that 99% of the US population is now covered by at least one LTE network, and 84.9% has at least two 4G choices. Perhaps most notably, it says that 23.5% of the population has the choice of at least five network operators, but that is down 59% over last year as consolidation has decreased the number of operators serving many rural areas. (See Smaller US Operators to Become Spectrum Snacks?)
Check out the maps below for more of Mosiak's insights mapped out.