Mobile Future

Growing Wireless Landscape

The continued growth in the wireless ecosystem is highlighted in the recent influx of research released this week. The Pew Internet & American Life Project unveiled data on smartphone ownership and some of the key findings include:

  • One third of American adults own a smartphone.
  • African-Americans and Latinos are among the highest users with 44% owning a smartphone.
  • Smartphone users are more likely to own a second wireless device such as a laptop or tablet.

Nokia Siemens Networks forecasts that there will be 1 billion machine-to-machine (M2M) connections globally by 2015 and Forrester Research estimates that users will spend over $8 billion via their mobile device this year.

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