12 mln of fiber deployed in the US in 2006

More than 12 mln miles of fiber were deployed in 2006, up 9.1% from 2005, with nearly 10 mln miles being deployed by the telephone companies. While growth in voice traffic continues to stimulate the wireless market, data and multimedia applications will drive wireless revenues in the future. Though accounting for just 10% of US wireless revenue in 2006, wireless data and multimedia services are forecast to make up 24% of all wireless revenue by 2010. Accordingly, wireless carriers are investing in network upgrades to boost speed and availability, TIA reports.