March 21, 2011 01:30 ET

US Business Non-Handset Wireless Spending to Surpass $5 Billion by 2014, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - The numbers and types of 3G and 4G devices other than mobile handsets such as tablets, notebooks, and e-readers that are required by US business is becoming a larger portion of the overall business wireless spend. New In-Stat ( research forecasts that spending on non-handset 3G and 4G services will exceed $5 billion by 2014.

"As businesses become more mobile and as wireless connections become more ubiquitous, it is inevitable that new technology will be employed by business in an effort to raise productivity," says Greg Potter, Research Analyst. "It is no surprise to see this category of spending grow and it will become an even larger portion of wireless spending moving forward."

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Additional data points include:

  • Enterprise spending makes up over 62% of business spending on non-handset data services, spending over $1.9 billion in 2010.
  • The administrative and support services, healthcare and social services, and professional services verticals will all grow over 70% from 2010 to 2014.
  • The healthcare and social services vertical represents the largest share of spending, over $400 million in 2010.

The In-Stat research, US Business Spending, 2009-2014: Non-Handset Wireless Data Spending by Vertical Market and Size of Business (#1005019BTSF) provides forecasts of US business wireless spending for the 2009-2014 period with detailed segmentation by size of business, and vertical market in Microsoft Excel file format.

Forecasts are broken into the following size-of-business segments and sub-segments:

  • SOHO business (1 to 4 employees)
  • Small business (5 to 9 employees, 10 to 19 employees, and 20 to 99 employees)
  • Mid-Sized business (100 to 499 employees and 500 to 999 employees)
  • Enterprise (1,000 to 4,999 employees, 5,000 to 9,999 employees, and 10,000 or more employees)

Forecasts are also broken down further into the following vertical markets:

  • Administrative and support services, waste management
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Finance and insurance
  • Forestry, fishing, and agricultural services
  • Government
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Hospitality and food
  • Information and communication
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Other services
  • Professional services
  • Real estate
  • Retail trade
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale trade

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Contact Information

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