Report: Wireless broadband to have major impact on GDP

New research from Ovum and commissioned by CTIA says that the continued adoption of wireless broadband technologies will have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy. Because of the productivity advantages that Internet-on-the-go provides, wireless broadband is expected to generate some $860 billion in additional gross domestic product within the next 10 years. The report says that 25 percent of businesses took advantage of wireless broadband in 2005. That number is anticipated to increase to 83 percent in 2016. Ovum outlines six business areas where wireless broadband will have a major impact. See them here.