The U.S. wireless industry in 14 quick charts

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With the close of the third-quarter reporting season, it’s time to take stock.

The 14 charts below offer a clear look at exactly how the wireless industry breaks down across a number of metrics, including wireless service revenues, postpaid and prepaid subscriber trends, and capital expenditures.

The charts, supplied by Wall Street firms New Street Research and Evercore, offer a quick visual guide to the nation’s top wireless providers.

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First, we’ll look at wireless service revenues, which have recovered in recent quarters:


 


Next, we’ll look at postpaid customer trends.


 


 


 

 



And then we’ll look at prepaid customer trends.


 


 


 


 


And finally, we’ll look at capex: