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2012 NAICS: 517210 - Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)

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County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

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Summary Statistics for ... States, Metro Areas, Counties, Places 2007
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007
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Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007
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Construction Activity for the US 2007
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S. and States 2007

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This industry comprises establishments engaged in operating and maintaining switching and transmission facilities to provide communications via the airwaves. Establishments in this industry have spectrum licenses and provide services using that spectrum, such as cellular phone services, paging services, wireless Internet access, and wireless video services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Operating and maintaining wired telecommunications networks--are classified in Industry 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Operating and maintaining satellite networks--are classified in Industry 517410, Satellite Telecommunications;
  • Providing satellite television distribution services--are classified in Industry 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers; and
  • Operating as mobile virtual network operations (MVNO)--are classified in U.S. Industry 517911, Telecommunications Resellers.


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007 NAICS code. This 2007 NAICS code is comprised of: All of 2002 NAICS code 517211 (Paging) and all of 2002 NAICS code 517212 (Cellular and other wireless telecommunications ) and is not comparable to any 1997 NAICS code.