Top 10 Amazing Facts About Wireless Tech

Ten Amazing Facts About Wireless Tech

Ten Amazing Facts about Wireless TechTen Amazing Facts about Wireless Tech

By Dennis McCafferty

Wireless NationWireless Nation

There are more than 355 million wireless subscribers in the U.S., up from 296 million in 2010.

Device ManiaDevice Mania

There are 208 million existing smartphones and 35 million tablets, laptops and wireless broadband modems, up respectively from 78 million and 14 million in 2010.

Upwardly MobileUpwardly Mobile

There are more than 298,000 commercially operational cell sites, up from about 253,000 in 2010.

Busy FingersBusy Fingers

There are 169.3 billion text messages sent a month, up from 153.3 billion a year ago.

Broadcast NewsBroadcast News

There are 15.4 billion multimedia messages sent every month, up from 10.1 billion a year ago.

Dwindling DialogueDwindling Dialogue

There are 204.6 billion voice minutes used every month, down from 218.2 billion a year ago.

Freedom of ChoiceFreedom of Choice

97% of U.S. consumers can select among no less than three carriers, as wireless penetration now exceeds 110%.

Exclusive AccessExclusive Access

44% of U.S. households are wireless only.


Every $1 invested in wireless deployments amounts to $10 in added Gross Domestic Product, including impact upon jobs and wages.

Market ShareMarket Share

The U.S. accounts for 5% of the world’s wireless subscribers, but 32% of LTE subscribers.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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