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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 | Mar 2015

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

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$242bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
259,985
Businesses
596
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 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, $1.56 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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