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Research and Markets: The U.S. Cellular Industry - Analysis and Forecasts: Manufacturers, Operating Systems and Carriers

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The U.S. Cellular Industry - Analysis and Forecasts: Manufacturers, Operating Systems and Carriers" report to their offering.

This is the report that has it all about the US cellular industry. It not only provides overviews of current statistics, architecture descriptions and histories, and current comparisons, but its centerpieces of each major section are forecasts through 2019. There are forecasts for traffic, for active devices, for average Busy Hour traffic per device, for devices and traffic by carrier. There are also forecasts for device sales (very different from active devices) and for operating systems sales. Every forecast is also accompanied by an exhaustive analysis.

The cellular industry has sprung in the last thirty years from nothing to a major force in virtually everyone's lives. Along the way, it has toppled one of the longest lasting, most successful and most pervasive industries in the world - the wireline telephone industry. This report focuses on the cellular (mobile) market in the United States and provides comprehensive and consistent forecasts for that industry (devices, device sales by manufacturer, sales of operating systems, carriers, and traffic per device) in a completed consistent and unified manner for the period 2013-2019.

Cellular service as we know it today was introduced in the US in the mid-2005s, with the deployment of 3G, a digital service that used packet switching for the data. In the last few years (starting in about 2009) 4G has been introduced bring much higher speed data capabilities and an all IP based service. This service is known as LTE (Long Term Evolution) for most carriers and as WiMAX by Sprint.

Cellular service has become so popular that many residents are discontinuing their landline service entirely. The landline telephone companies (mainly Verizon and AT&T) are losing landline customers by around 5% a year as a result of this. Because this loss has major implications for the wireless business, this report will also investigate the causes and possible impacts of it.

The following are some facts about the US cellular market that will put its growth in proper perspective.

- Wireless penetration at the end of 2012 was 102%.

- Almost 40% of the households are wireless only.

- There are over 300,000 cell sites.

- There are over 2,000,000,000,000 text messages a year.

- The industry invests capital of over $30,000,000,000 a year on growth.

- The average American cell phone user owns three (3) or more expired cell phones.

- The average US consumer only uses their current cell phone for 12 to 18 months.

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