Nearly 110 million people in the United States used a cellular telephone in 2000 compared with about 5 million subscribers in 1990, according to the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2001 released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau, CLICK below:
DIRECTV Latin America (DIRECTV LA) announced that it has named Roberto Sierra general manager of Grupo Galaxy Mexicana (GGM), the company which offers the DIRECTV(TM) service in Mexico. Sierra has been the general manager of Galaxy de Colombia Ltda.
The Strategis Group announced several studies that are planned for release in early 2002, building on recent findings from the firm that point to dramatic market shifts in global telecommunications markets in 2002 and beyond.
More than 70% of viewers under the age of 35 in addressable homes have purchased pay-per-view programming, according to the Yankee Group's recently completed Technologically Advanced Family Survey. Pay-per-view usage among these younger viewers is significantly higher than in older groups.
While financial markets across the region seem less than stable, The Strategis Group reports a market shift toward increased availability of fixed wireless broadband services and a total overhaul of supporting business models throughout Latin America.
A new survey from Parks Associates indicates that of the 46 million dial-up Internet subscribers in the United States, the vast majority (almost 75%) are content with the quality of their Internet service.
Three quarters of U.S. households will have high-speed Internet access available to them by year-end 2001, up from the 60%of homes passed by cable modem or DSL service providers at the end of 2000. Cable modem service will continue to be more broadly available, with cable reaching 66% of U.S.
Telmex USA announced at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, California, that area codes will change throughout Mexico on Nov. 17, 2001 under government regulations by the Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL).