This IDC Government Insight report offers forecast on several components related to mobility and also examines the current drivers of mobility spending across various levels of the U.S. government. Growth of wireless devices, services, and applications is reaching a critical mass in government. The forecast indicates 2013–2015 to be the highest growth years overall for this market segment. Tablet computers will see double-digit growth through 2016, as will wireless data services, while pure wireless voice traffic is expected to slow during the same time period.
"The mobile market in government is quite healthy," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director at IDC Government Insights. "Smartphones and services lead this sector, but the demand for tablet computers is ramping up, and we expect double-digit growth in tablet spending to reach the local levels of government in a big way by 2017."
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