The U.S. wireless industry in 10 quick charts

The FCC recently released its 15th annual report on the state of wireless competition. The agency did not take a definitive stance on the state of competition in the wireless industry, neither arguing that there is sufficient competition nor that the market is uncompetitive.

Despite the lack of a final conclusion on the matter, the 304-page report remains valuable for a number of other reasons--primarily in that it provides a detailed, largely unbiased snapshot of the current state of the wireless industry. The report covers virtually all of the major topics in wireless, from smartphone penetration to the falling cost of voice minutes to the number of available smartphone apps.

Thus, here is a quick look at 10 key charts from the FCC's recent competition report on wireless. These charts span the mobile content, wireless carrier and infrastructure markets, and help put the wireless industry into perspective. For the full FCC report, click here (PDF).

The U.S. wireless industry in 10 quick charts
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