The FMC share of broadband subscriptions could reach 30% in the USA by 2024
The adoption of FMC in the USA remains low despite the presence of several operators offering both fixed and mobile services
Fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) has evolved into a prevalent feature in many of the world’s telecoms markets as operators consolidate their user bases or make the most of their strong performance for one service to build market share for the other. However, the situation in the USA is different because several fixed–mobile operators are not pursuing convergence and standalone mobile players have a strong presence. In this comment we look at the reasons behind the low level of FMC take-up in the USA, and consider how this may change between 2020 and 2024.