Over the next several years, data will be the biggest driver behind small business telecom spending growth. Interest and usage of wireless data will project high growth, while wireline data consistently accounts for the greatest dollar increase in spending. US Small businesses will increase their spending on wireline data from $37 billion in 2011 to $66.7 billion in 2015. Even though this is a staggering increase of more than 100%, the rate of growth is declining. Looking forward, Services is set to increase its expenditure in data wireline spending over the next 5 years, while manufacturing and mining will register a proportionate decrease based on their current spending levels. Overall, spending on wireline data will become a major proportion for US small business spending over the next 5 years.
This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Small Business and Vertical Summary Add-Ons by Size of Business subscriptions includes market intelligence on Wireline Data expenditures for small business by vertical. Compass Intelligence defines Wireline Data as expenditures on for-fee data transport services over a wireless network, even when sessions are terminated on a wireline network. This category includes fixed wireless; satellite broadcast Internet services; wireless web services and private/proprietary wireless data network services, as well as one-time service-related charges such as equipment set up (not related to applications integration). This category does not include hosting fees for wireless-accessible applications, one-time applications integration or equipment rental. There are nine vertical markets included in this forecasting breakout: those include Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, TCU (Transportation/Communications/Utilities), Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Services, and Government. Size of business includes Small Business (5-99 employees). The Expert Guide for this deliverable is Kneko Burney. Forecasts are from 2011 through 2016 and include annual growth rates, as well as percentage of total market.