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Report to Congress Sixth Annual CMRS Competition Report June 20, 2001. Digital Coverage in the U.S. Digital Coverage in the U.S. Source: FCC estimate based on publicly-available sources. Wireless vs. Wireline. “Cord-Cutting”

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Digital Coverage in the U.S.

Source: FCC estimate based on publicly-available sources


Wireless vs. Wireline

  • “Cord-Cutting”

    • 3 Percent of mobile telephony subscribers rely on their wireless phones as their only phone

    • 12 percent of those surveyed purchased a wireless phone instead of installing an additional wireline phone

  • “Technology Substitution”

    • BellSouth exiting the payphone business in part due to business lost to wireless phones

    • 20 million mobile phone subscribers have free long distance


Mobile Data Devices

  • Paging/Messaging: 45.3 million subscribers

    • Arch, Metrocall, SkyTel, Weblink Wireless, Verizon

  • Dedicated Data Networks: 650,000 subscribers

    • Motient, Cingular Interactive, Metricom

  • Handhelds Devices or Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)

    • PalmOS, RIM, Microsoft Pocket PCs


Wireless web services offered by mobile telephone carriers
“Wireless Web” Services Offered by Mobile Telephone Carriers

  • Subscribers

    • From 0 in 1999 to 2.5 million in 2000

  • Offerings from seven carriers

    • ALLTEL

    • AT&T Wireless

    • Cingular

    • Nextel

    • Sprint PCS

    • Verizon Wireless

    • VoiceStream


GO Carriers

Alerts

Wireless Web

  • Connect to the wireless data network

  • Access websites for:

    • Movie listings

    • News

    • Shopping

    • Stock quotes

    • Traffic reports

    • Weather forecasts

1 Find It

24Shopping

3 Finance

4 NewsStand

more...


3rd Generation (3G) Carriers

  • ITU standards specified

  • Additional spectrum allocated and assigned in most major European and Asian countries

    • Proceeding underway in the U.S.

    • U.S. carriers may use existing licenses to deploy 2.5G and 3G networks

  • 2.5G and 3G rollout delayed but underway


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