According to a study by the Yankee Group, wireless services are substantially displacing wireline services and leaving fixed-mobile convergence far behind. The study attributes low prices, in-network calling, and family plans to the market's success. Callers are using home phones less frequently and many are cutting the cord entirely. By the second quarter of 2005, wireless subscribers and wireless minutes used grew to a penetration level of 65.4 percent and 754 minutes per month per subscriber. More than 95 percent of the US population is exposed to wireless network coverage.
To see more details on the wireless vs. wireline study:
- take a look at this press release from the Yankee Group