Mobile data services spending to grow at 29% a year

In-Stat expects telecom spending growth trends to be fairly similar across size of business within the mid-sized business market. The smallest mid-sized firms, those with 100 to 249 employees, account for the largest%age of this market, roughly 45%. Mid-sized businesses account for 16% of US business telecom spending. In-Stat expects a 5-year CAGR of 29% for mobile data services spending among mid-sized firms. Wireless services (voice and data) spending will surpass wireline services spending in this market in 2009. The government, healthcare, and professional services verticals are expected to see the strongest growth in telecom spending going forward, each at a 5-year CAGR of 6%.