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, a crucial factor will be how the competition unfolds for wireless spectrum, which is an increasingly rare commodity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Spectrum availability and the regulatory conditions are the most formidable barriers to entry into the wireless industry. Existing regulatory rules limit the number of participants in each market. Additionally, spectrum scarcity means there is a finite number of companies that can operate cellular or personal communication services (PCS) services within a specific geographic location and frequency. Once all spectrum licenses have been allocated within a specified area, then it will be closed to new entrants until the spectrum next comes up for auction. Furthermore, the cost of spectrum is high: more than $19.0 billion was spent in the 2008 700MHz auction. Cost is considered a substantial barrier to entry.
Spectrum licenses are not the only prohibitive expense... purchase to read more