GigaOM Pro Analyst Network has compiled, crunched, compared, and slide-showed wireless data stats for the second quarter of 2009. The numbers seem to indicate that the demand for wireless data continues to grow despite the national economic picture.
The highlights of the report are as follows:
- U.S. wireless data service revenue grew 7% during the second quarter to $10.6 billion (with a "B"). This represents a 30% gain compared to the second quarter of 2008.
- Verizon and AT&T represented the largest gains with both seeing an 8% increase.
- The U.S. is now the largest mobile data market in the world passing Japan and China.
Broken down by service provider, Verizon is tops with regards to the total number of subscribers with 87.7 million followed closely by AT&T with 79.6 million. Sprint was a distant third with 49.7 million subscribers. Combined, AT&T and Verizon account for 69% of the data market and 61% of the wireless subscriber base. Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon each saw an increase in Pre-Paid subscribers
GigaOM Pro offers a full review of the second quarter numbers here (subscription required) or you can follow the break to catch the slide show highlights.
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