Mobile subscriber ARPU – additional information
ARPU, a commonly used measurement in the telecommunication industry, is the average revenue generated by each consumer. In this case, it is the amount of money, on average, that a company brings in for each of its mobile wireless subscribers. The ARPU figure can be used to compare telecom service providers within a market or for example the cost of mobile services in countries. As shown in the statistic above, Canada and the United States have the highest ARPU in the world. In both countries, each wireless subscriber generates average revenue of around 46 U.S. dollars. Switzerland, Japan, Singapore and Norway are also amongst the countries with high average revenue per mobile user.
Since 2006, the monthly mobile services ARPU in the U.S. has ranged between 46 and 49 U.S. dollars. Top wireless carriers in the U.S. include Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Sprint and AT&T. As of the third quarter of 2015, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular have an ARPU above the country's average, 50.74 U.S. dollars and 55.42 U.S. dollars respectively. Bell Canada, Rogers Communication and Telus Corporation are three of the biggest and most trusted telecom companies in Canada. These three companies have an ARPU in line with the nation's average presented in the graph above.