NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51721

Industry 51721

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51721 – Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51721: See industry description for NAICS 517210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 517210: This industry comprises establishments 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.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 51721

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

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

Cross-References for Industry 51721

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51721. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Operating and maintaining wired telecommunications networks–are classified in Industry NAICS 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Operating and maintaining satellite networks–are classified in Industry NAICS 517410, Satellite Telecommunications;
  • Providing satellite television distribution services–are classified in Industry NAICS 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers; and
  • Operating as mobile virtual network operations (MVNO)–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 517911, Telecommunications Resellers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51721

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51721. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • 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
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 517: Telecommunications
      • Industry Group 5172: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
        • Industry 51721: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 517210: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)

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