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New study identifies wireline broadband opps

With wireline broadband services approaching or at saturation in many markets, a new report from research firm TelecomView sizes the remaining opportunities and identifies where they will be.


March 1, 2008  


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With wireline broadband services approaching or at saturation in many markets, a new report from research firm TelecomView sizes the remaining opportunities and identifies where they will be.

Findings reveal that broadband opportunities are shifting to both emerging markets and to fiber based services.

The report shows the number of wireline broadband subscribers increasing from 338 million at the end of 2007 to 534 million in 2013. It estimates that the market will be at 87% penetration at that time, with a remaining potential for 80 million more subscribers after 2013.

It also breaks this system spending down between ADSL and fiber technologies. “Wireline broadband services have been around for 10 years and have largely fulfilled their promise,” said Bob Larribeau, principal analyst at TelecomView. “However, there is still plenty of air in the balloon. There is a lot of growth coming in the next six years for both ADSL and fiber based services.”

The report provides forecasts to 2013 for wireline broadband subscribers and systems spending in 170 countries globally that account for 99% of the world’s population.

It also forecasts spending for copper and fiber broadband technologies.