Constant connectivity: The industry will modestly grow as mobile devices hit market saturation

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry in California has benefited from the rapid development of mobile devices. Additionally, infrastructure investments and advancements in technology have led to strong revenue growth. Over the next five years, the industry's performance will largely depend on how competition unfolds for wireless spectrum and whether the Federal Communications Commission will continue to block merger & acquisition activity. However, the industry is expected to increase as a result of expanding demand for wireless data services, even as mobile device prevalence reaches market saturation...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$28bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
18,105
Businesses
1,091
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand is expected to increase from further adoption of mobile broadband devices, while the implementation of 5G networks will drive revenue growth
  • Over the past five years, the number of internet-enabled mobile devices in California has nearly doubled
  • Demand for faster access to greater amounts of data will fuel revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wireless Telecommunications 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, $1.66 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 resulted in in a rapid increase in cell sites over the past five years, which are being upgraded, which requires even more capital investment. Pla...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry are

  • Developing close relationships in other industries
  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of Mobile Internet Connections in California and Per Capita Disposable Income in California in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California 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
  • Data Services
  • Text Messaging Services
  • Call Services
  • Network Access, Equipment and Other
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing wireless network communication service for local, long-distance and international calls
  • Providing messaging services, such as short message services (SMS) and multimedia messaging services (MMS)
  • Providing wireless internet services and other non-messaging data
  • Selling cell phones and other wireless devices
  • Renting out wireless telecommunications equipment
  • Wholesaling wireless infrastructure capacity to telecommunications resellers
  • Operating and maintaining of switching and transmission facilities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of Mobile Internet Connections in California
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components

  • Current Performance
  • Unquenchable data demand
  • Internal competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The next generation
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Data Services
  • Text Messaging Services
  • Call Services
  • Network Access, Equipment and Other
  • Chart: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Businesses
  • Resellers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry

  • AT&T Inc.Verizon WirelessDeutsche Telekom AGSprint Corporation ClearTalk WirelessUS Cellular Corporation
  • Table: AT&T Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Verizon Wireless - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Telekom AG - financial performance
  • Table: Sprint Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: ClearTalk Wireless - financial performance
  • Table: US Cellular Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of Mobile Internet Connections in California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Broadband Pcs
  • Service in the 1850-1990 MHz spectrum range. Commonly used for mobile voice and data services, including cell phone, text messaging, and Internet.
  • Churn Rate
  • The rate of increase at which customers discontinue their service on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
  • Long-Term Evolution (Lte)
  • The successor technology to GSM, designed to operate on IP-based networks. LTE networks use a simpler, flat network architecture compared to GSM.
  • Narrowband Pcs
  • Service in the 901-902, 930-931, and 940-941 MHz spectrum range. Commonly used for two-way paging and telemetry. Telemetry includes services such as monitoring utility meters from off-site locations.
  • Personal Communications Services (Pcs)
  • Family of mobile radio communications services that encompass mobile and ancillary fixed communications services to individuals and businesses.
  • Prepaid
  • A service that is purchased prior to use. The subscriber purchases credit to use on a cell phone network and, in doing so, avoids ongoing billing.
  • Unlicensed Pcs
  • Unlicensed PCS accommodates a wide range of services for small areas such as data networking within office buildings.
  • Wimax
  • Also known as IEEE 802.16m, a telecommunications standard that operates on IP-based networks in the microwave spectrum.
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