Business Non-Handset Wireless Spending in the U.S to Cross $5 billion by 2014

According to a new In-Stat research, spending on non-handset 3G and 4G services in the U.S willexceed $5 billion by 2014.

 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, according to the In-Stat report, US Business Spending, 2009 – 2014: Non-Handset Wireless Data Spending.  

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,” said Greg Potter, Research Analyst at In-Stat.  It is no surprise to see this category of spending grow and it will become an even larger portion of wireless spending moving forward.”

According to the report, enterprise spending makes up over 62 percent 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 percent from 2010 to 2014.The healthcare and social services vertical represents the largest share of spending, over $400 million in 2010.


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