This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Small Business and subscription includes market intelligence on Wireline Equipment expenditures for small business by size of business. Wireline Voice Equipment includes expenditures on premise equipment required for conducting voice calls. This category includes wireline handsets (both corded and cordless), headsets, Private Branch Exchange (PBX) systems and PBX-specific handsets, key systems and multi-line phones. This category does not include PC-based PBX systems or any other kinds of LAN telephony solutions. These products are considered data networking solutions. 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 rate, as well as percentage of total market.
Spending on wireline services within US businesses is constantly declining, and this decrease will pick up speed during the later part of the forecast period. Wireline services have seen a marked decrease in usage and spending over the last few years, prompted by increased use of cheaper wireless alternatives that offer flexibility and mobility. Smaller businesses in particular are expected to dramatically cut down their wireline equipment spending in support of wireless services; decreasing their spending from $1.5 billion in 2011 to just over $800 million in 2016; over 50% decrease. Other factors that necessitate the decrease in wireline equipment spending include consolidation within smaller companies, and the possibility of ‘renting’ out hardware instead of purchasing it, which dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO).