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America’s wireless internet added more cars than phones in 2017

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Last year marked the first time that more internet-connected automobiles joined US wireless networks than smartphones, with AT&T leading the way.

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According to a report from Seattle-based Chetan Sharma Consulting, AT&T has added at least 1 million cars to its wireless network in the US for 11 straight quarters.

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As carriers continue adding devices, getting online is getting cheaper. Chetan Sharma estimates US mobile data prices dropped 60% in 2017.

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The “4th wave” of IoT devices saw 60% revenue growth, making up for slow smartphone sales. US wireless networks now support over 100 million non-phone devices.

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AT&T is also ahead of the competition in 4th-wave device adds, but T-Mobile added the most connected devices when smartphones are included.

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