Determined to bridge the “Communications Gap” that has long impeded its operations, the US government is planning to spend $78 billion over the next six years to provide wireless voice and data services for government workers, upgrade and update its wireless communications network. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Determined to bridge the "Communications Gap" that has long impeded its operations, the US government is planning to spend $78 billion over the next six years to provide wireless voice and data services for government workers, upgrade and update its wireless communications network.
A recent survey, by Market Research Media Ltd, of nearly 200 US government agencies and of 200 large private sector companies determined that the government sector is the leading adopter of wireless technology when compared with large private-sector companies.
US government-sector uses of wireless technology are expanding rapidly – from public safety and defense applications, through daily office applications designed to improve productivity and provide access, to critical information in real time.
The U.S. Government wireless voice and data spending over the next few years will be driven by the following major forces:
* Pressure to cut IT/telecom budgets without losing efficiency, coupled with the introduction of new technologies;
* Pressure to resolve interoperability issues for public safety and emergency networks;
* Impact of the Global Information Grid (GIG) project. GIG is an all-encompassing communications project of the United States Department of Defense. It is defined as a "globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel." GIG includes owned and leased communications and computing systems and services, software (including applications), data, security services, other associated services, and National Security Systems.
* Impact of the National Broadband Plan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, providing $7 billion in broadband network loans and grants.
Judging by the number of occurring and planned deployments and by the wide range of needed and suitable applications, the US government sector stands out as a leader in its use of wireless. In fact, the survey discovered that wireless voice and data applications are poised for continued growth in government, assuming that concerns about security of mobile communications can be resolved.
Market Research Media forecasts that the U.S. government wireless voice and data spending (services and equipment) will maintain fast growth, 13.8% CAGR, over the next six years.
Market Research Media’s new quantitative report U.S. Government Wireless Voice and Data Spending Forecast 2010-2015 provides the following insights:
* Six-year detailed forecast for the period 2010-2015;
* Wireless spending segmentation by services/equipment;
* Wireless spending segmentation by federal, state and local government;
* Federal government: agency-by-agency detailed forecasts for both defense and civilian sectors.
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U.S. Government Wireless Voice and Data Spending Forecast 2010-2015
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