Spending on US small business wireline services is set to increase drastically from $37.2 billion in 2011 to $66.7 billion in 2016. This increase can be attributed to the demand and use of voice and data services that connect organizations. Vendors are offering cheaper and more affordable options compared to those currently existing in the market. Even though the rate of growth will decline over the next 5 years, wireline data services will still account for over 30% of spending by 2016. Smaller businesses with 5-19 employees will see a greater growth in spending, suggesting an increase in inception of smaller businesses in the current economic climate.
This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Small Business subscription includes market intelligence on Wireline Data Services expenditures by size of business. Compass Intelligence defines wireline data services as all data transport services and telco-provided managed services. IP and private line services are included in this category, as well as Frame Relay and ATM. Business telecom consists of business expenditures on telecom services, such as wireline and wireless voice, data services and VPNs, as well as managed services provided by a telecom operator. This category of IT spending also consists of business expenditures on wireline voice equipment, such as TDM PBXs and handsets, and wireless voice/mobile data equipment. Size of business includes SOHO (1-4 employees), Small Business (5-99 employees), Mid-Sized Business (100-999 employees), and Enterprise Business (Over 1000 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.