Pitney Bowes MapInfo and The Gadberry Group Uncover the Fastest Growing Wireless Markets Based on Population Growth
LAS VEGAS, April 01, 2008 - Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, and The Gadberry Group, a provider of information data products, today announced the fastest growing wireless markets based on population growth. Interestingly, these high population growth areas are the same cities highlighted in the recent 700 MHz spectrum auction conducted by the Federal Communications Commission, where companies, such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Google, all bid for the previously analog television broadcasting frequency.
Pitney Bowes MapInfo and the Gadberry Group looked at the percentage increase in community households between 2000 and 2007 to identify the fastest growing Cellular Market Areas (CMA), which are specific location blocks divided by Advanced Wireless Services. The following list highlights the major U.S. cities based on the largest number of high-growth communities. These locations represent significant market opportunities for wireless providers.
Number of High-Growth Communities
|Dallas Fort-Worth, Texas||19 Communities|
|2||Houston, Texas||8 Communities|
|3||Austin, Texas||6 Communities|
|4||Chicago, Illinois||4 Communities|
|4||Washington, DC||4 Communities|
|4||Atlanta, Georgia||4 Communities|
|4||Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida||4 Communities|
|4||Tucson, Arizona||4 Communities|
“Pitney Bowes MapInfo and The Gadberry Group saw a direct correlation between communities with the largest population growth and hot bidding locations during the recently completed 700 MHz auction,” said Chris Cherry, director of communications industry strategy, Pitney Bowes MapInfo. “The auction was a great opportunity for wireless providers to increase their presence in new areas. By using location intelligence to pinpoint specific CMAs with high growth potential, carriers are better able to determine the best locations to increase bidding prices and more intelligently build out their wireless network services.”
About Gadberry Group
The Gadberry Group provides location-based services and information data products for clients who demand the most current, accurate, and precise household and population data for their site location analysis. MicroBuild™, Gadberry's patent-pending product, is unique because only MicroBuild™ uses consumer data at the rooftop level to deliver quarterly household and population counts beginning at the Census block level. For more information about Gadberry Group, visit www.gadberry.net.
About Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Pitney Bowes MapInfo, part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), is the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world. The company’s solutions are available in multiple languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Visit www.mapinfo.com and www.pb.com for more information.
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