Since 1985, CTIA has issued the most comprehensive periodic report on the wireless industry. Rather than a sampling, it is the actual data for more than 97 percent of the industry on subjects such as subscribers, revenues, cell sites, and the average revenue per unit. With 65 tables and 41 charts, the 148-page Wireless Industry Indices report provides a comprehensive review of the survey results over time, and a detailed series of benchmarks for industry performance and productivity. The latest issue of the CTIA Wireless Industry Indices report provides special sections on prepaid and wireless data services, including the number of smartphones and other devices. Among current and historical industry trends analyzed are wireless service revenues, subscriber usage (minutes of use, messages, and megabytes), incremental capital investment, prepaid subscribership, and subscriber-to-employee ratios. CTIA's Wireless Industry Indices report provides a broad range of statistics for the wireless industry, including gross additions and disconnects. The report draws upon additional sources to include subscribership by state and household penetration.
As the industry has evolved, the CTIA survey has tracked its changes, with additional benchmarks and improved definitions. The reported information includes:
- Prepaid Subscribership
- Data traffic measures and Minutes of Use
- Disconnects and Additions
- Incremental Capital Investment and Infrastructure
The two-year subscription includes two reports, the most recent CTIA Wireless Industry Indices Report and your choice of a past or future report, which can be found at http://store.ctia.org/ctia-research.aspx.