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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 | Dec 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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Employment
255,680
Businesses
698
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

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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. In 2014, bids for wireless spectrum topped $36.0 billion. Cost is considered a substantial barrier to entry... 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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