A new research by Nick Marshall (pictured), principal analyst, mobile networks, ABI Research, finds that "Global revenue for carrier Wi-Fi access points and controllers will reach $2.2 billion in 2017 .. The majority of the total market in 2011 was accounted for by Cisco, Ruckus Wireless, and Ericsson/BelAir .. the drive by mobile operators to offload data traffic is providing a significant boost to this segment of the market".
".. the use of increasingly sophisticated connection managers, which aggressively seek out validated Wi-Fi access in accordance with the service provider’s policies, will accelerate this trend. Thanks to this trend, carrier Wi-Fi data traffic offloaded is expected to grow to around 30% by 2017".
Compare to - "[Juniper Research]: 60% of Mobile Data Offloaded in 5 Years" - here.
See "Carrier Wi-Fi Equipment Market to Grow Eight Times Its Current Size to $2.2 Billion by 2017" - here.