The enterprise market (firms with 1,000 or more employees) experienced double-digit growth in mobile data services in 2006, and In-Stat expects double-digit growth to continue over the next five years. While growth in mobile data services is much stronger than that for wireless voice, the bulk of enterprise wireless spending will still go to voice services.
Within the enterprise market, wireless spending growth is expected to be similar across size of business. However, the largest enterprise firms, those with 10,000 or more employees, will account for a majority of the spending in this market. Enterprises account for roughly 44% of all US business wireless spending.
The government vertical accounts for the largest portion of enterprise wireless spending. It is the professional services and healthcare verticals, though, that are expected experience the greatest percentage increases in the coming years, as compared to other vertical industries. This is largely due to the increasing number of employees firms in this vertical will support.
In-Stat’s Vertical Spending Forecast of Business Telecom Expenditures data files present business wireless spending forecasts for 2006-2011 with size of business and vertical segmentation.
Other data from the Vertical Market View of Business Infrastructure data files include:
In-Stat expects a 5-year CAGR of 30% for mobile data services spending among enterprises.
The portions of mobile data services spending accounted for by professional services and healthcare firms is expected to reach 9% and 8%, respectively by 2011.
Voice services continue to be the largest segment of wireless spending in 2007 at 81%, followed by mobile data with 15% and wireless equipment with just 4%. For more information, be sure to check out In-Stat's Wireless Enterprise Vertical Spending Forecasts online at: Enterprise Mobile Data Services Spending by Size of Business and Vertical Industry, 2006–2011 (Forecast Data File), http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/h7nv0HWMdu0K560FGfk0AZ
Enterprise Wireless Voice Services Spending by Size of Business and Vertical Industry, 2006–2011 (Forecast Data File), http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/h7nv0HWMdu0K560FGfl0Aa
Enterprise Wireless Equipment Spending by Size of Business and Vertical Industry, 2006–2011 (Forecast Data File), http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/h7nv0HWMdu0K560FGfm0Ab