Enterprise Mobile Data Service Revenues from Healthcare, Retail and Manufacturing Sectors to Reach $27 Billion by 2014

Fri, 08/13/2010 - 5:42am
NEW YORK - August 11, 2010 - The latest quarterly update to ABI Research’s enterprise mobility regional market data sets shows that healthcare, retail and manufacturing, three sectors each with a double-digit share, will command over 36% of all mobile business customer data revenues worldwide over the next five years. By 2014, data revenues derived from messaging, mobile broadband access, and applications will reach nearly $27 billion.

Enterprise practice director Dan Shey comments, “Manufacturing and retail are the second and third largest employment industries in the public/private sector worldwide (after agriculture). Healthcare also employs many people and is rapidly mobilizing; it will experience one of highest growth rates in mobile data services revenue.”

But mobile data services revenue share by sector will vary on a region-by-region basis.

• The transportation and warehousing sector in North America has a smaller share of mobile data services revenue than more dominant verticals of government and healthcare. However it will experience the highest growth at 23% as this sector expands use of data services to improve operations efficiencies;

• Construction in the Middle East has slowed from its breakneck pace but it still an important sector maintaining 12% of mobile data service revenues through 2014;

• Mobile data revenues from the manufacturing sector in Asia-Pacific will grow at a CAGR of 15% to increase its share of mobile data services revenues to 26% by 2014. This region continues to be the dominant location for worldwide production of goods.


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