27% of enterprises to use voice-over-WLAN by mid-2006

Voice over WLAN usage will skyrocket from 6% currently to 27% by August 2006, says Infonetics Research. Almost half of the 240 companies surveyed said they plan to implement mobile or location-based enterprise resource planning and supply chain management applications by 2006. Only 8% are currently using their networks for voice over IP applications, but Infonetics expects that number to rise dramatically over the next two years, with 27% expected to use VoWLAN technology by August 2006.