American enterprises to spend $154 billion for telecom services in 2012

Telecom Lead America: US enterprises will spend $154
billion for telecommunications services in 2012.

Business spending on wired and wireless calling will grow
to $184 billion by 2016, representing a CAGR of 4.8 percent.

Enterprise spending for cellular and other wireless
services is creating all of the growth. While US business spending for wireline
services is essentially flat over the five year forecast horizon, wireless
expenditures are expected to grow at a compounded rate of 9.4 percent over the
period of 2011-2016.

Four vertical industries – wholesale trade; financial,
insurance, and real estate services; professional business services; and
communications — account for 68 percent of total business telecom expenditures
in 2011.

The Insight Research study analyzes 14 vertical
industries categorized by the NAICS, and focuses on corporate spending for
wireline and wireless telecommunications services in each of the 14 industries.

“The US telecommunications industry continues to
show modest revenue growth, driven by business Internet and mobility solutions.
As US business activity recovers, employment and network traffic increase. In
parallel, business applications shift to the cloud and end users shift to
wireless access, driving higher network and wireless revenues for service
providers,” said Fran Caulfield, research director for Insight Research.

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