Metric: Wireless industry to save enterprises $600B

According to a recent study by Ovum, the wireless industry will create 3 million jobs and save enterprises an estimated $600 billion over the next 10 years. CTIA commissioned the study. The industry supports 2.5 percent of all jobs in the US and contributed an estimated $63 billion in taxes and fees to US governments. Ovum qualified the numbers in the report by adding that many companies did not want to reveal the money they saved because of wireless, fearing it may cause them to lose their competitive edge. The report suggests the $600 billion figure could be higher.

For more on the Ovum study:
- scroll through this piece from the National Journal's Technology Daily