Small business spending on wireless to overtake wireline voice in 2012

In 2012 wireless becomes the largest category of
telecommunications spending for small businesses, according to In-Stat.
Wireline data spending and cloud computing services round out the four spending

Connectivity has become the life blood of businesses’
efforts, but it is particularly crucial to small businesses as many operate
without a brick-and-mortar presence to customers,” said Greg Potter, research

One can already see the strength of wireless in 5-9 and
10-19 sub-segments. It is the 20-99 sub-segment. However that will maintain the
dominance of wireline voice through the end of this year,” Potter added.

According to In-Stat research
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is set to grow 190 percent from 2010 to
2015. Overall, cloud computing services are the largest growth engines for
small business telecom spending.

In-Stat research also finds Traditional TDM
services are set to decline 15 percent from 2010 to 2015, a loss of over $1
billion. Retail trade, along with the hospitality and food vertical will
account for over $11.5 billion in spending in 2010. The 20-99 employee size
portion of the small business segment accounts for over half of all spending in
small businesses.

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