North American and European businesses are incurring total costs of at least $2.91 billion each year on connectivity for their mobile professionals, according to a new study by Rethink Technology Research.

The report, produced along with mobile connectivity services provider iPass, shows that when connecting predominantly via cellular, North American mobile professionals traveling internationally incur individual costs of anywhere from $205 to $1,459 per month. When purchasing W-Fi on demand, U.S. workers are incurring costs of about $148 per month.

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