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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in the US: Market Research Report

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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | NAICS 51721 | Feb 2016

On call: The proliferation of mobile phones spurs demand for wireless service

IBISWorld’s Wireless Telecommunications Carriers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$256bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
272,057
Businesses
748
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry benefited from the rapid development of mobile devices. Additionally, infrastructure investments and advancements in technology have also led to strong revenue growth. In the next five years, the industry's performance will largely depend on how competition unfolds for wireless spectrum. However, the industry is expected to increase as a result of expanding demand for wireless data services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry exhibits a high level of concentration. In 2016, the top four major players in this industry (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile) are expected to account for more than 95.0% of industry revenue. This higher concentration is consistent with the high level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity that took place over the past five years. The purpose of the substantial M&A activity has been to acquire subscribers and expand coverage by acquiring spectrum licenses. M&As have become popular because increasing market penetration has made customer acquisition more expensive than when the industry was in its strong early growth phase... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

This industry operates and maintains switching and transmission facilities to provide direct communication through radio-based cellular networks. Industry services include cellular mobile phone services, paging services, wireless internet access and wireless video services.

Industry Products
Cellular voice servicesText messagingOther data servicesPagingAdvanced PCS servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Providing wireless network communication service for local, long-distance and international callsProviding messaging services, such as short message services (SMS) and multimedia messaging services (MMS)Providing wireless internet services and other non-messaging dataSelling cell phones and other wireless devicesRenting out wireless telecommunications equipmentWholesaling wireless infrastructure capacity to telecommunications resellersOperating and maintaining of switching and transmission facilities


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