NAICS Code 517210

NAICS 517210

NAICS Code 517210 – Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)

Definition 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 517210

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

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

Cross Reference Guide for Code 517210

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. 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 517210

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 this classification. 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
Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 517210

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 7600NAICS 517210
  • CA WC: 7600
  • DE WC: 757
  • PA WC: 757
  • MI WC: 7600
  • NJ WC: 7600
  • NY WC: 7600
  • WY WC: 517210
  • GL: 99600
  • SIC: 4812

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 517210 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code 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, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). 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)
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 517210: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
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NAICS Code 517210