According to a recent report from In-Stat, businesses of all sizes will spend more on wireless voice services than wireline this year. Additionally, wireless data services will make significant gains over the next several years as well. Expenditures on wireless by businesses are projected to average approximately 18% per year through 2009.
The In-Stat report also found that:
- Mid-sized firms accounted for 12.4%, or $24 billion, of total US business telecom spending in 2005; these numbers will reach $33 billion and 13% of the total US business market by 2009.
- Small business spending on Internet access will grow to $8.2 billion by 2009, up from $4.4 billion in 2005, largely due to adoption of DSL and higher bandwidth services.
- Spending on wireless data services will outpace all other categories in the SOHO segment, growing to nearly $2.2 billion in 2009, up from$0.47 billion in 2005.