A report issued late last week by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) predicts that U.S. wireless market revenues will outpace landline revenues by next year, due in large part to surging demand for mobile data, video, and other next-generation offerings. The survey is the latest in a series of annual studies of various U.S. telecom market sectors released by TIA since 1985. While asserting that total U.S. wireless subscribership (which now stands at 79% of the national populace) “is necessarily going to slow,” TIA report author Arthur Gruen observed that existing wireless consumers “are increasingly buying data packages” that cost more money, thereby driving revenue growth. This trend parallels developments already seen internationally, notwithstanding the fact that the U.S. wireline service sector has stabilized in recent years as a result of the emergence of voice-over- Internet protocol services and the proliferation of service bundles. According to Gruen, wireless revenue growth is likely to continue as spectrum made available through the FCC’s ongoing 700 MHz auction begets a slate of new high-speed data applications that “will allow the wireless carriers to move into the next phase to facilitate entertainment.” Although the future appears bright, Gruen warned that soaring wireless bandwidth consumption could lead to bottlenecks and to shortages “if we don’t do a significant investment now” in new and improved infrastructure.