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Global Market for Consumer Telecommunication to Reach US$2 Trillion by 2012


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2008 - Revenue from consumer telecommunication network services will grow at a steady annual clip of about 5.7%, on average, over the next five years, reports In-Stat . The strongest growth will be in the broadband and pay TV sectors, but 60% of total revenue will be derived from consumer mobile services, the high-tech market research firm says.

In-Stat just completed some new research and aggregated it with a wealth of existing research to produce a detailed quantitative analysis of this important market. “The digital divide will continue to grow. By 2012 broadband penetration in developed countries will exceed 85%, while developing countries languish at less than 10% penetration” says Keith Nissen, the analyst who authored the report. “Over the next five years, 150 million PSTN lines will be eliminated; yet total voice revenue worldwide will remain steady. The ME/AFR and CALA regions will experience high mobile subscriber growth. Mobile operators in developed nations must look to new 3G applications and bundled services for increased ARPU. Despite the anticipated rapid growth of telcoTV services, in 2012, 73% of total payTV households worldwide will still be cable TV service subscribers.”

The comprehensive report from In-Stat found the following:

The number of VoIP subscribers will more than double in the next four years.

2008 is the year that revenue from Pay TV services surpasses revenues from fixed voice services.

By 2012 broadband revenue will be getting close to fixed voice service revenue.

While the Middle East and Africa region has the highest growth rate, the Asia-Pac region will be by far the largest market in 2012.
Recent In-Stat research, Worldwide Market for Consumer Network Services: 2008 (#IN0804000WWI), provides a regional and global view of the future telecom market for consumer network services. It provides global and regional subscriber/revenue forecasts (NA, Europe, ME/AFR, APAC and CALA) for consumer network services including broadband, PSTN/VoIP, pay TV, and mobile services through 2012. As well as all the tables and figures needed to customize product and service presentations, a bonus 40+ slide PowerPoint deck is included, free-of-charge. If you are developing business and product plans, and your company is providing network equipment, software, appliances, devices or chips that function in association with consumer network services of any kind, you need this report. Only In-Stat offers this comprehensive set of global market data and analysis that brings regional telecom markets and events into clear focus.

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