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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in the US: Market Research Report

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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | NAICS 51332 | Aug 2014

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
$234bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
279,050
Businesses
882
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry has posted continuous growth, with subscriber numbers on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on cell phones for voice and messaging services, leading to a surge in demand for wireless telecommunications carriers. Going forward, how competition unfolds for the wireless spectrum will largely determine industry performance... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The wireless carriers industry is increasingly capital intensive, reflecting the high level of capital resources tied up in wireless telecommunications networks and infrastructure. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor, $1.58 is spent on capital. In recent years, industry participants have invested considerable capital resources (more than $100.0 billion over the past five years) in expanding the capacity of existing wireless networks and rolling out new networks. This can be seen in the rapid increase in cell sites that has taken place over the past five years. Furthermore, these cell sites are being upgraded, which requires even more capital investment... 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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