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Voice, messaging, data plan spending set to rise 37% from 2010 to 2015, says In-Stat

New research from In-Stat is forecasting that the trend toward increased spending for voice, messaging, and data plans, across all sizes of business, will continue as spending will rise 37% from 2010 through 2015.


August 24, 2011  


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New research from In-Stat is forecasting that the trend toward increased spending for voice, messaging, and data plans, across all sizes of business, will continue as spending will rise 37% from 2010 through 2015.

 “Across all sizes of business, more and more businesses are realizing the benefits of having data access in their wireless handsets,” says industry analyst Greg Potter. “It allows their employees to work both on the road and at home, having access to e-mail and other business applications from their smartphone, which enables them to be connected and more efficient.” 

The study found that:

* Administrative and Support Services, Healthcare and Social Services, and Education are the vertical markets with the highest levels of anticipated growth in spending on voice, messaging, and data plans.

* Mid-sized businesses are increasingly moving to voice, messaging, and data plans from voice-only plans. Voice and messaging plans spending is set to increase 44% during the forecast period.

* Voice and messaging plan spending in the enterprise (1,000 or more employees), will peak at US$3.1 billion in 2011; then begin a slow decline over the remainder of the forecast period.