Bruce P. Mehlman
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The US wireless industry is responsible for 3.8 million jobs, directly and indirectly, an increase of more than 200,000 over the past six years
– this accounts for 2.6% of all US employment.
Smartphone ownership highest among 25-34 demographic.
The 25-34 demographic has the highest percentage [of smartphone ownership] at 71%, up from 58% in May.
Smartphone ownership is up 11% since May 2011.
The number of smartphone owners has increased 11% since May 2011.
Nearly half of American adults are now smartphone owners.
The number of Americans who are smartphone owners now stands at 46%, an 11-point increase since last May.
Long-Term Impact of Additional Spectrum is almost 340,000 Jobs, $50 Billion Annual Increase in GDP
The long-run impact of ongoing maintenance and upgrade capital spending associated with the newly deployed spectrum will be almost 340,000 new jobs and a $50 billion annual increase in GDP.
A Build Out of New Spectrum Creates More than 300,000 Jobs, and an Additional $230 GDP over Five Years
Based on the FCC’s proposal to make 500MHz available for mobile broadband use over the next ten years, including 300 MHz in the next five years, this study found that the build out of 300 MHz of new spectrum made available for commercial mobile broadband uses will create more than 300,000 new jobs and an additional $230 billion in GDP over five years, accounting for direct, indirect and induced effects.
From 2008 to 2009 mobile-broadband data traffic grew by a whopping 158%
According to Bernstein Research, from 2008 to 2009 mobile-broadband data traffic grew by a whopping 158%.
189m mobile-broadband connections generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month
At the end of 2008 there were 189m mobile-broadband connections, generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month, according to Bernstein Research.
Some departments, like the Defense Department, have large amounts of spectrum but only use it 1 percent of the time.
According to Coleman Bazelon, an economist for the Brattle Group, the market value of the TV airwaves if used for wireless broadband would be about $64 billion. Those airwaves are worth about $12 billion if they remain devoted to TV broadcasts.