Revenues of cellular and other wireless telecommunications firms, both employers and nonemployers, increased 17 percent in 2002 from $78 billion in 2001 to $91 billion, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau.
The increase occurred despite an overall dip in revenues for the telecommunications industry of 4 percent, from $367 billion in 2001 to $353 billion in 2002. Within this industry group, revenues of wired telecommunications carriers were down 9 percent in 2002 to $240 billion, from $263 billion in 2001.
The report, 2002 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector Services, showed revenues for the nations information firms totaled $885 billion in 2002.
Highlights for employer firms:
Publishing IndustriesRevenues of book publishers increased 4 percent to $27 billion.Newspaper publishers revenues remained stable at $48 billion in 2002.Software publishing revenues dropped 2 percent to $89 billion.
Motion Picture and Sound RecordingThe majority of revenue in this industry came in motion picture and video production and distribution, up 11 percent, from $40 billion to $44 billion.Motion picture and video exhibition revenues were up 7 percent to $11 billion.
Broadcasting and TelecommunicationTelevision broadcasting revenues were up 9 percent to $37 billion.Radio broadcasting revenues increased 8 percent to $15 billion.Revenues of cable and other program distribution firms increased 8 percent to $56 billion. Revenue sources contributing to this increase were cable Internet services, up 60 percent to $3 billion, and basic, fixed local telephone services, up 8 percent to $1 billion.Cable networks and program distribution revenues were up 8 percent to $81 billion.
Information Services and Data ProcessingData processing services had an increase in revenues of 12 percent to $53 billion.News syndicates revenues decreased 2 percent to $2 billion.Revenues of online information services dropped 3 percent to $28 billion, but revenues from Internet access, a separate item, increased 3 percent to $15 billion.
Estimates in this report are based on data from the 2002 Service Annual Survey. They contain sampling and nonsampling errors. To keep the identity of an individual firm confidential, some estimates may be suppressed. Users making their own estimates, based on the survey estimates, should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original estimates only. See http://www.census.gov/econ/www/servmenu.html for measures of sampling variability and other survey information.
[Source: U.S. Census]