Telecommunications Maps and Data

There is a tremendous range in the types and qualify of data used for GIS analysis.  As essential components for planning, visualizing, analyzing, and operating a network, telecommunications and wireless maps must be current, accurate and from a trusted source. Keep your maps up-to-date with a digital data update subscription. Updates are available quarterly, semi-annually, or annually for most products.

SGSI works with some of the world’s leading data providers to ensure our clients can rely on having the right data when they needed it. We offer quarterly, semi-annually, or annually subscription-based updates for most products so maps stay current.

We offer mapping software and custom application development to extract the mission-critical data for Location Analytics that drive business forward.

Area Code Maps

Area codes, aka “NPAs”, are the most familiar telecom geographic boundary. They change frequently, as new NPA’s are added or existing boundaries are split. More recently, “overlay” area code boundaries have also been superimposed. AreaCodeInfo™ offers the most up-to-date view of these well known telephony boundaries.

AreaCodeInfo™ includes both the US and Canada.

BTA Maps, MTA Maps, & PCS Market Areas

Wireless carriers using PCS technology are licensed to serve markets defined by BTA (Basic Trading Area) and MTA (Metropolitan Trading Area) boundaries.  The MTAs include from 1 to 23 BTAs. Taken together, they cover the US, the Gulf of Mexico, and US territories.

MobileMarketInfo™ contains maps for both PCS (MTA & BTA) and Cellular (MSA & RSA) markets.  In addition to a set of maps, the product also contains relevant market area characteristics, including:

  • FCC licensee name, including ‘Doing Business As’ name;
  • Build-out dates and spectrum capacity;
  • Post-auction market partitioning and the disaggregation information for PCS licenses.

Key Uses

  • Competitive analysis to determine markets and population controlled by a national carrier, not just formally owned by the carrier.
  • Demonstrate the percentage of a population served: e.g., “market saver” analysis.
  • Wireless carrier revenue sharing/apportionment based on coverage within defied licensed markets.
  • Demographic and penetration analysis.
  • Wireless carrier merger & acquisition analysis.
  • Media & advertising targeting for phone-based add-on services (LBS).

Business Point Maps

Prepared in conjunction with Acxiom Corporation, Business Points is a comprehensive mapped database of more than 13 million businesses in the USA.  Each data record includes company name, address, industry category (NAICS code),  employee size category and parent company sales levels.

All business records are mapped, and locations are pinpointed with street-level accuracy in approximately 90 percent of the cases.

Business Points ships with query software for sub-selecting business records by company name, SIC (business type), and geographic area.

Flexible licensing terms are available including the ability to authorize business points for a single state or a single one of 16 industry SIC categories.

Key Uses

  • Create marketing lists comprised of businesses within five, 10 or 50 miles of your outlets.
  • Identify companies within your paging, cellular or DSL service area.
  • Plan alignment of fiber network or location of wireless broadband hubs based on proximity to particular types of businesses.
  • Evaluate your alternative business sites based on proximity to target companies.

Business Points--Telecom Edition

The Telecom version of the Business Points  mapped database includes all the features of the standard Business Points product (see above), plus estimates of the business’s demand for telecommunications services.  Data records include, for example, expected demand for:

  • DS0 channels (voice vs. data)
  • Bandwidth in Mbps
  • Centrex lines;
  • PBX lines.

Telecom-edition records also include telecom-specific fields to allow you to link to other industry data, e.g.: LATA;

  • LATA;
  • Rate Center; and
  • Census 2000 block ID.

Telecom demand estimates incorporated in this product are prepared by GeoResults, Inc. and are modeled based on proprietary techniques.   Data does not include the name of the telecom provider for each business.

Key uses

  • Prioritize prospective businesses to market telecommunications services to;
  • Determine the concentration of the telecom demand of a company or geographic region;
  • Estimate switch size and other network element need using their proximity to the market;
  • Determine market share by comparing total demand to captured demand.

Cable System Maps

MediaPrints™ is a comprehensive set of USA cable TV system maps. It outlines and describes over 10,000 companies with cable operations. In addition to the service area boundaries, it includes descriptive statistics such as the of homes passed, availability of high-speed internet service, and subscriber rates. Included is information about incumbent cable, cable overbuilders, wireless cable and wireless cable overbuilders as separate data tables.

Also, included is telephony information related to analog, digital and IP (VOIP) phone service offered by cable systems.

Raw data source:  Warren Communications News, Inc. and the Janus Group, Inc.

Key Uses

  • Competitive analysis: cable broadband, DSL, fixed wireless;
  • Cable-based telephony and broadband internet marketing;
  • Merger & acquisition analysis for cable-based telephony and broadband internet;
  • Media and advertising targeting.

CLEC Maps and Data

CarrierInfo™ allows companies to identify, visualize and analyze the U.S. holdings of traditional and non-traditional wireline phone companies, along with wireless coverage. This set of maps details the operating territories for the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), and Wireless carriers. ILECs are the traditional wireline “phone companies” such as the “Baby Bells”. CLECs also offer local wireless phone service typically by leasing space on ILEC networks.

Built from the Rate Center Areas where each carrier in CarrierInfo provides phone numbers, these are different from, and much less specific than, the RF coverage footprint maps offered in the separate WirelessInfo™ product.  [For maps of wireless license areas (MTA/BTA and MSA/RSAs), please see MobileMarketInfo™.]

CarrierInfo™ boundaries align with wire center boundaries in ExchangeInfo Plus™ so they can be used together effectively.

Provided for each carrier in the set:  Parent company name, OCN name, Carrier type (ILEC, CLEC, Wireless)

U.S. Exchange and Wire Center Serving Area Maps

ExchangeInfo Plus™ include maps of the geographic areas served by wire centers. Each wire center serves a unique set of telephone number prefixes, aka NXXs, within its fixed geographic serving area. The ExchangeInfo Plus™ product also include data for each map boundary: e.g, the NPA or Area Code, plus a list of the NXXs associated with that wire center. Similar maps are available for Canada and Australia.

ExchangeInfo Plus™ is the most comprehensive product available and includes CLLI™ Codes, LATA assignments, Rate Center names, Exchange names, and Carrier Type information, as well as the expected NPA and NXXs. ExchangeInfo Plus™ also includes a separate map of central office (CO) point locations. These point locations are more precisely positioned than would be possible using V&H coordinates alone.

ExchangeInfo Plus™ is built using tariff data, Telcordia’s™ LERG™, StreetPro® street maps, and other reference data.

We have similar maps available for Canad and Australia. Email us at or call us at1-206-224-0800

Key Uses

  • DSL and CLEC service availability websites (coverage locators) for the Internet or intranets;
  • Customer targeting to find businesses served by specific wire centers;
  • Wire center and NXX assignment for new customers;
  • Network implementation planning tasks such as wire center selection using the demographic profile of an area to determine the new equipment or services to be offered.

Canadian Exchange and Wire Center Serving Area Maps

ExchangeInfo Plus™ for Canada contains map boundaries for Canada’s telephone exchanges and the wire Centers (WC’s, a.k.a. “Switching Centers”) contained therein. Each wire center is associated with one or more NPA/NXX numbers (i.e. the area code plus the first three digits of the seven digit phone number) which are unique to that WC.

Similar maps available for U.S. and Australia.

Key Uses

  • DSL and CLEC service availability websites (coverage locators) for the Internet or an intranet;

  • Customer targeting, such as finding businesses served by specific wire centers;

  • Wire center and NXX assignment for new customers;

  • Network implementation planning tasks such as wire center selection using the demographic profile of an area to determine the new equipment or services to be offered.