If one is looking for signs that the US economy might be climbing out of a deep deep hole it’s been in for the last two years, one can look at the recent performance in business spending on 3G and 4G non-handset devices such as tablets, notebooks, and e-readers. This segment of US business spending has become a larger portion of the overall business wireless spend, as new In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research shows that overall spending in this segment was up nearly 30% in 2010 over 2009.
“A key take away from the research is that the non-handset spending increase trend seems to be universal across all sizes of business,” says Greg Potter, Research Analyst. “There are some slight variations in some of the vertical segments but, they too, share a robust 2010 and have a very healthy five-year forecast.”
Additional data points include:
* Enterprise spending makes up over 62% of business spending on non-handset data services, spending over $1.9 billion in 2010.
* Enterprise (1,000-4,999) will increase spending in 2011 by 19.5% in the professional services vertical.
* SOHO spending will surpass $275 billion by 2014.
* The healthcare and social services vertical represents the largest share of spending, over $400 million in 2010.
The In-Stat research, US Business Spending, 2009–2014: Non-Handset Wireless Data Spending by Vertical Market and Size of Business (#1005019BTSF) provides forecasts of US business wireless spending for the 2009–2014 period with detailed segmentation by size of business, and vertical market in Microsoft Excel file format.
Forecasts are broken into the following size-of-business segments and sub-segments:
* SOHO business (1 to 4 employees)
* Small business (5 to 9 employees, 10 to 19 employees, and 20 to 99 employees)
* Mid-Sized business (100 to 499 employees and 500 to 999 employees)
* Enterprise (1,000 to 4,999 employees, 5,000 to 9,999 employees, and 10,000 or more employees)
Forecasts are also broken down further into the following vertical markets:
* Administrative and support services, waste management
* Arts and entertainment
* Finance and insurance
* Forestry, fishing, and agricultural services
* Healthcare and social services
* Hospitality and food
* Information and communication
* Management of companies and enterprises
* Other services
* Professional services
* Real estate
* Retail trade
* Wholesale trade
For a free sample of the reports and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (480)483-4441.