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View Full Version : Wireless Data Services Accounts for $1.6B in Revenue for Q4 2004

Mike Temporale
05-05-2005, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050502005395&newsLang=en' target='_blank'>http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050502005395&newsLang=en</a><br /><br /></div><i>"As the wireless market matures and voice services become more of a commodity, the competitive landscape among U.S. wireless carriers is rapidly evolving. In a new study of the U.S. wireless services market, IDC found that U.S. wireless carriers generated $1.6 billion in data service and application revenues in 4Q04 from a base of 178.2 million subscribers and customers. Data services and applications are essential to slowing or reversing the slide in average revenue per unit (ARPU) associated with the voice side of the business - and while data represented some 5.8% of industry-wide ARPU in 4Q04, IDC anticipates it will grow to better than 15% of total service revenues in the years ahead."</i><br /><br />According to the study, Messaging lead the way with around 50% of the total revenue for Q4, 2004. This is why Microsoft is interested licensing it's Exchange OTA sync technology to anyone and everyone that will listen. ;) Let's not forget that these numbers are only for the 4th quarter. Which means, the yearly revenue for data is around $5.5 to $6.5 billion. 8O