Wireless Industry Statistics 1997-2012

In Brief

Since 1997, the wireless industry has exploded with exponential growth.  Every measurable area: minutes used, 911 emergency calls, text messaging, and data consumed has exploded.  Among the many staggering statistics is the rapid growth of a new category, wireless-only households, where there is only a cell phone and no traditional land line.

The statistics on this page are based upon the data reported by the CTIA at: http://ctia.org/media/industry_info/index.cfm/AID/10323

The following graphic on wireless subscribers indicates the number of active devices, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, hotspots, etc.

Average (0 Votes)
No comments yet. Please sign in to comment.

Featured Articles


Study: Social Media Making People Anti-Social, Jealous
Contrary to popular belief, studies show that social media often hampers effective communication and may lead to jealousy and unhappiness.
Humblebragging: The New Status Symbol
A new study from Harvard University describes ‘humblebragging’ - boasting about one's hectic life as a way to prove they are 'in demand' - as a new social phenomenon.

Featured Media


How do I report something on Facebook?
How do you report something you've seen on Facebook such as spam, hate speech, harassment, bullying, etc.

Featured Poll


Cast Your Vote