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

  • ID: 4052941
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 28 Pages
  • Compass Intelligence
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Spending by U.S. Businesses on Wireless Data will Increase from $31.8 Billion in 2014 to more than $48.5 Billion by 2018

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple
  • Ericsson
  • Forager Networks
  • Google
  • Nokia
  • SAP
  • MORE

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.

The author 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.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple
  • Ericsson
  • Forager Networks
  • Google
  • Nokia
  • SAP
  • MORE

1. Methodology

2. Introduction

3. Market Indicators

4. Industry Details and Market Data

  • Market Drivers
  • Cost-expense
  • No help from Mobile Expense Management or other EMM tools
  • Wi-Fi
  • BYOD
  • Unlocked phones

5. Minimal Impact Solutions

  • Cellular prices drop
  • Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi
  • Connected Cars
  • Programmable SIM

6. 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

7. Key Players

  • FreedomPop
  • iPass/Devicescape
  • Smith Micro
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Forager Networks
  • Facebook, Cisco, SAP, Salesforce
  • Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei

8. Final Thoughts & Recommendations

9. List of Definitions and Acronyms

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  • Apple
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Facebook
  • Forager Networks
  • Freedom Pop
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • Smith Micro
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