ABI Research: By 2014, ABI Research predicts that business data access spending will exceed mobile messaging spending in most regional markets. However, on a worldwide basis, spending on SMS and e-mail will exceed data access spending, with projected revenues of $48 billion and $43 billion respectively.
According to ABI Research practice director Dan Shey, Data access revenues exceeding messaging revenues demonstrates the importance of data access to the business customer over the long term for business applications, mobile Internet and even mobile e-mail services. The forecast estimates also demonstrate the expansion of mobile devices among mobile business customers. More and more business customers are becoming 1+ data device carriers.