As a result of increased mobile data usage, mobile roaming will generate nearly $90 billion for mobile operators by 2018, or 8 percent of mobile operators billed service revenues, predicts Juniper Research.
RCS offers an alternative to BYOD because enterprises can enable employees to customize their mobile experience on corporate-liable devices, while maintaining a corporate dashboard to monitor and control business communications and applications, according to market research firm Mind Commerce.
A proposed European Union law ending mobile roaming charges in Europe could help business travelers but hurt mobile operators.
In 2018, the most important industry vertical for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will be healthcare, generating M2M revenues of $7.9 billion, predicts research firm Ovum.
As mobile users transition to 4G LTE handsets, they will increasingly bring those devices into enterprises through BYOD. This is expected to fuel increased spending on technologies to integrate LTE handsets and services, such as voice-over-LTE, into the corporate network.
The explosion in mobile data traffic will spur rapid growth in mobile monitoring and optimization gear revenue, reaching more than $9 billion by 2018, according to ABI Research.
Mobile operators are holding back Europe's BYOD adoption out of fear of siphoning revenue away from corporate contracts, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Revenues from mobile video streaming and video download services are predicted to more than double over the next four years. By 2017, revenues will reach $9.5 billion, up from $4.5 billion in 2013, according to Juniper Research.
The Asia-Pacific region is forecast to make up three quarters of new mobile voice over LTE subscribers this year, predicts Infonetics Research.
More than two-thirds of operators surveyed by Analysys Mason have deployed Wi-Fi to meet the data consumption and service requirements of their customers, yet most are finding it hard to create a compelling business case for Wi-Fi.