Wireless Market Still Active Despite Maturity: CTIA Stats

Palenchar, Joseph
April 2008
TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;4/21/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on recent statistics released by CTIA-The Wireless Association. Although the number of net new wireless-phone subscribers dropped by 11.1% to 22.4 million in 2007, the annual profit was the fourth-highest in the industry's history, pushing the subscriber base upwards to 255.4 million or 84% of the total U.S. population. The third highest record was in 2000 at 23.4 million people, second highest record gain in net new subscribers was 25.1 million in 2006 while the highest record was the 25.8 million gain in 2005.


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