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Telecommunications Industry Overview


Number

Unit

Year

Source

U.S. Telecommunications Spending** (ICT)1

1.4

Tril. US$

2015

TIA

Worldwide Telecommunications Spending** (ICT)

5.6

Tril. US$

2015

TIA

Landline

Total Wireline Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.

133.2

Mil.

Dec-13

FCC

Global Landline Subscriptions**

1.06

Bil.

2015

ITU

Global Landlines per 100 Inhabitants **

14.5

per 100

2015

ITU

Wireless

Total Wireless Service Revenues, U.S.

187.8

Bil. US$

Dec-14

CTIA

Number of Wireless Connections, U.S.

355.4

Mil.

Dec-14

CTIA

Market Penetration, U.S.

110

%

Dec-14

CTIA

Wireless Monthly ARPU** (Average Revenue Per Unit)

46.64

US$

2014

CTIA

Households with Wireless-only Service, U.S.

45.4

%

Dec-14

CDC

Portion of Mobile Consumers with a Smartphone, U.S.

75.8

%

Mar-15

comScore

Mobile Advertising Spending, U.S., 2014

42.6

Bil. US$

2014

eMarketer

Mobile Advertising Spending, U.S., 2015**

68.7

Bil. US$

2015

eMarketer

Mobile Cellular Service Subscriptions, Worldwide*

7.1

Bil.

2015

ITU

Individual Subscribers, Worldwide**

4.3

Bil.

2014

Cisco

Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions, Worldwide

3.5

Bil.

2015

ITU

Total Mobile Phone Sales**

1.94

Bil. Units

2015

Gartner

Mobile Application Downloads, Worldwide**

179.6

Bil.

2015

Gartner

Mobile App Store Revenue, Worldwide**

45.4

Bil. US$

2015

Gartner

Worldwide Smartphone Sales

1.2

Bil. Units

2014

Gartner

Equipment Revenue

U.S. Exports of Telecommunications Equipment

40.4

Bil. US$

2014

ITA

U.S. Imports of Telecommunications Equipment

107.4

Bil. US$

2014

ITA

TV, Cable & Internet

Number of High Speed Internet Lines, U.S. (including mobile wireless)**

328.9

Mil.

Dec-14

PRE

Number of High Speed Internet Lines, U.S. (not including mobile wireless)**

99.8

Mil.

Dec-14

PRE

Number of Global Internet Users**

3.2

Bil.

2015

ITU

Fixed (Wired) Broadband Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants, Worldwide**

10.8

per 100

2015

ITU

Monthly Global Internet Protocol (IP) Traffic, 2014

59.9

Exabytes

2014

Cisco VNI

Projected Monthly Global IP Traffic, 2019**

168.4

Exabytes

2019

Cisco VNI

Number of Basic Cable TV Subscribers, U.S.

50

Mil.

Q1 2015

PRE

Number of Satellite TV Subscribers, U.S.

33

Mil.

Q1 2015

PRE

Number of IPTV Subscribers, U.S.

14

Mil.

Q1 2015

PRE

Employment

Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.

866.3

Thous.

May-15

BLS

TIA = Telecommunications Industry Association; FCC = U.S. Federal Communications Commission; ITU = International Telecommunication Union; CTIA = Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association; CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ITA = International Trade Administration (Dept. of Commerce); PRE = Plunkett Research Estimate; Cisco VNI = Cisco Visual Networking Index; BLS = U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

* The actual number of individuals who own cell phones is lower, as some people own more than one "subscription".

** Forecasted or estimated figure.

1 ICT, or Information and Communication Technologies, is a term used to describe the relationship between the myriad types of goods, services and networks that make up the global information and communications system. Sectors involved in ICT include landlines, data networks, the Internet, wireless communications, (including cellular and remote wireless sensors) and satellites.

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