Third party/neutral hosts to rule U.S. $9.5 billion in-building wireless market

ABI Research says...

While carrier-led deployments account for more than 47% of in-building wireless deployments today and vendor-led deployments sit close to only 10%, third-party/neutral hosts control close to 43% of overall market deployment revenues and are set to grow that share to over 54% by 2020. ABI Research anticipates that the industry will see a larger concentration of neutral hosts funding enterprise projects in the years ahead.

"Commercial property owners, such as real-estate companies or enterprises, are taking more responsibility for in-building wireless systems and provisioning their own buildings," said Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research. "Subscribers and employees expect wireless coverage and capacity the same as they expect running water or electricity from a building. In-building wireless is increasingly viewed as business-critical and is becoming a major marketing tool for building and venue owners."

Full Digitimes article here: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160414PR202.html

Wireless Subscribers Used 10 Trillion Megabytes of Data Last Year

Sneak Peak

Wireless subscribers used almost 10 trillion megabytes of data last year, more than double what they consumed in 2014, as the insatiable appetite for checking Facebook updates, watching YouTube videos, and uploading Snapchat stories continued to fuel growth.

There were also 228 million smartphones in use by the end of 2015, up 10% from a year earlier, CTIA, the wireless industry trade group, said in its annual survey report released on Monday. Counting all kinds of phones and other devices like tablets, the industry counted 378 million active devices at year-end, up 6% from 2014.

Full MSN article here: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technologyinvesting/wireless-subscribers-used-10-trillion-megabytes-of-data-last-year/ar-BBtnAId?ocid=spartandhp