NAICS Code 517312 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)




This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily 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: classified in U.S. Industry 517311, Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Operating and maintaining satellite networks: classified in Industry 517410, Satellite Telecommunications
  • Providing satellite television distribution services: classified in U.S. Industry 517311, Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Operating as mobile virtual network operations (MVNO): classified in U.S. Industry 517911, Telecommunications Resellers.

Illustrative Examples

  • Wireless Internet service providers, except satellite
  • Cellular telephone services
  • Wireless telephone communications carriers, except satellite
  • Paging services, except satellite

Industries Included

  • Beeper (i.e., radio pager) communication carriers
  • Cellular telephone communication carriers
  • Cellular telephone services
  • Mobile telephone communication carriers (except satellite)
  • Paging services (except satellite)
  • Radio paging services communications carriers
  • Ship-to-shore broadcasting communication carriers (except satellite)
  • Telecommunications carriers, cellular telephone
  • Telephone communications carriers, wireless (except satellite)
  • Two-way paging communication carriers (except satellite)
  • Wireless data communication carriers (except satellite )
  • Wireless Internet service providers (except satellite)
  • Wireless telephone communications carriers (except satellite)
  • Wireless video services (except satellite)

Sample Business Listings