Friday, June 22, 2012

ABI Research - 30% of Mobile Data Offloaded to Carrier Wi-Fi by 2017

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.

1 comment:

  1. Dave Wright (@wifidave)June 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Wonder if the difference between the ABI and Juniper offload numbers comes down to definitions. ABI seems to be indicating data offloaded to Carrier WiFi, whereas the Juniper report seems to be including other offload alternatives (home, work, other public Wi-Fi).