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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 2017

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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$256bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
233,686
Businesses
10,617
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Smartphones and apps offering mobile services are forecast to drive revenue growth
  • Consumers often chose to eliminate landlines rather than wireless connections
  • The enhanced speed of 4G networks continues to encourage more customers to abandon landlines
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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 Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry follows the nation's demographic profile, in particular its population density. While establishment distribution correlates with population distribution, some regions move against this trend for various reasons.

The Southeast region accounts for 27.0% of industry establishments. This region has exhibited the sharpest fall in establishment numbers since the industry began a phase of consolidation post-2005. Over the past five years, struggling enterprises have exited the industry, and there has been a consolidation in establishments of surviving operators. Wireless operators have consolidated their presence within this market because it has generally been over-serviced.

The West region accounts for 16.2% o.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers 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 and Percentage of services conducted online in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components
  • Current Performance
  • Data-driven growth
  • Wireless or wired
  • Concentration and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Cutting the cord
  • Future industry landscape
  • Subscriber saturation
  • The spectrum race
  • The T-Mobile Revolution
  • Table: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Cellular voice services
  • Advanced PCS services
  • Text messaging
  • Other services
  • Other data services
  • Paging
  • Chart: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumer and residential clients
  • Small and medium businesses
  • Corporate clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Verizon Wireless
    AT&T Inc.
    Deutsche Telekom AG
    Sprint Corporation
  • Table: Verizon Wireless - financial performance
  • Table: AT&T Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Telekom AG - financial performance
  • Table: Sprint Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator in telecommunications that indicates whether revenue growth is due to increased customers or phone usage. ARPU is revenue divided by the average number of subscribers.
  • 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 will accommodate 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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