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?Controlling Enterprise Mobile Costs: New Business Models Arise Including Unlocked Devices, Wi-Fi First, and Enterprise MVNOs Report

Controlling Enterprise Mobile Costs: New Business Models Arise Including Unlocked Devices, Wi-Fi First, and Enterprise MVNOs Report

U.S. enterprise spending on telecommunications services and equipment will increase year-over-year at between 5-6% from 2014 through 2020. Spending by U.S. businesses on wireless data will increase from $31.8 billion in 2014 to more than $48.5 billion by 2018. Withstanding the worst of the increase are smaller businesses with between 5-99 employees, where mobile data costs are projected to increase 14% year over year in 2017 and 12% in 2018.

U.S. businesses will increasingly look for ways to better manage mobile costs. But how? Some believe steering user devices to low-cost and free Wi-Fi could be a potential solution. “Wi-Fi First” MVNOs from players such as cable operators might provide relief. Enterprise-focused MVNOs could hold potential, as could OTT Wi-Fi/Cellular steering apps/services.

Compass Intelligence believes initiatives to curb mobile costs for enterprise users will lead to innovative new solutions, new players and significant disruption for incumbent mobile service providers. This report explores the drivers for mobile cost reductions, the challenges, good and bad potential solutions, key players, winners and losers, and forecasts for the total amount of mobile costs successful solutions will save U.S. businesses between 2016 and 2020. Download the executive summary to see the table of contents, list of figures, and other details.


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Ongoing top-down

The Compass Intelligence database of forecasts, metrics tracking, and financial modeling is upwards of 100s of individual and detailed segmentation analysis of the top industries impacting the mobile industry today.

Forecasting may be validated using existing market data that falls in a relevant market or has relatable metrics to further refine trending and benchmarking

Compass Intelligence may also share informal forecasts and metrics with industry participants to gather feedback and confirmation, which support in validation or refinement of the model or key forecasts.

Compass Intelligence often makes assumptions given our market experience around segmentation and modeling to further segment forecasts by key demographic or other industry characteristic

Continuing vendor analysis through 3 rd party sources including earnings report, financial reports, website review, social media, and secondary sites that analyze key vendor or competitive analysis

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About Compass Intelligence
Methodology
Introduction
Market Indicators
Industry Details and Market Data
Market Drivers
Cost-expense
No help from Mobile Expense Management or other EMM tools
Wi-Fi
BYOD
Unlocked phones
Minimal Impact Solutions
Cellular prices drop
Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi
Connected Cars
Programmable SIM
Best Potential Solutions
Wi-Fi First MVNOs
Enterprise MVNOs
OTT steering apps/Wi Fi Platforms
Challenges & Barriers to Adoption
Key Forecasts and Market Data
Related Forecasts
Key Players
FreedomPop
iPass/Devicescape
Smith Micro
Google
Apple
Forager Networks
Facebook, Cisco, SAP, Salesforce
Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei
Final Thoughts & Recommendations
List of Definitions and Acronyms

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