CTIA Metric: Data ARPU increases 77 percent

According to a new report from the CTIA, revenues from wireless data services rose to $15.2 billion last year, representing a 77 percent increase over 2005, which saw $8.6 billion. Data ARPU now makes up 13 percent of all wireless service revenues. CTIA president and CEO Steve Largent noted that the figures build on the FCC's recent announcement that 59 percent of all new high-speed lines were wireless. -Brian