Dublin, Ireland, October 7, 2011-International fibre optic cables are revolutionising Africa's Internet and broadband sector. Large parts of Africa gained access to international fibre bandwidth for the first time via submarine cables in 2009 and 2010. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. More cables are expected to go online in 2011 and 2012. This has led to massive investments into terrestrial fibre backbone infrastructure to take the new bandwidth to population centres in the interior and across borders into landlocked countries, according to a new report by Research and Markets.
Scottsdale, Ariz., October 3, 2011--Over the past year there has been significant growth in both the usage rates of in-flight broadband and number of planes deployed. With new providers now entering the market, growth is sure to continue in the coming year. Additionally, what has been a US-centric market began to see an expansion of borders with deployments in Europe growing over the past year and new activity in the Middle East. Research firm In-Stat forecasts that in-flight Wi-Fi revenues will surpass the $1.5 billion mark in 2015.
London, UK, September 28, 2011--As broadband subscriptions continue to grow in the EU27, Point Topic has today announced analysis on how many subscribers there will be and how many will take an IPTV service as well. According to the leading global broadband analyst firm, IPTV is set to treble by 2020. “We’re projecting just over 160 million broadband subscribers in the EU27 by 2020 and just over one in three will take an IPTV subscription,” says Oliver Johnson, CEO at Point Topic.
St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada, September 26, 2011--Global telecom services revenue reached US$1.9 trillion in 2010, representing a 4.5% increase, an improvement compared with 2009, when revenue growth had declined to 3.8%, according to a new report by Hot Telecom. Growth is expected to decline again starting in 2011 up to 2016 and telecom service revenue growth is therefore projected to slow to a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% and revenue is expected to reach US$2.1 trillion in 2015, having surpassed the US$2.0 trillion mark in 2013.
Montpellier, France, September 12, 2011--Internet-ready device sales expected to more than double between 2011 and 2015 according to the third edition of its “Digital home and connectable devices” market report which provides readers with a detailed inventory of the internet-ready device market: TVs, set-top boxes, digital media boxes, computers, portable media players, etc. It also includes market figures up to 2015, along with a series of case studies that provide the foundation for a strategic analysis of the issues facing industry players, and innovative applications that will help consolidate the digital home.
St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada, September 7, 2011--Research firm Hot Telecom announced the publication of the 5th release of the 'Global Telecom Market Status and Forecast' report. The 83-page report reviews the world telecom market, its trends and drivers, and includes brand new current analysis and 5-year projections of revenues, number of subscribers, penetration, growth, region-by-region for the fixed, mobile, Internet and broadband sectors.
Stockholm, Sweden, September 5, 2011--Ericsson ConsumerLab has released the results of its annual study “TV & Video Consumer Trend Report 2011,” showing that people are spending slightly less time watching scheduled broadcast TV, and that they are spending more time watching streamed on-demand TV online. More than 44 (38) percent of the respondents reported watching internet-based on-demand TV more than once per week, while about 80 percent watch broadcast TV more than once per week.
Scottsdale, Ariz., September 1, 2011--Worldwide set top box revenue, as a whole, will decline slightly in 2011 over 2010, with Latin America and Middle East/Africa the only regions showing any increase in shipments. However, despite the general maturation of the market, IP set top box shipments are forecast to increase by over 1 million units in 2011 according to In-Stat.
Dublin, Ireland, August 31, 2011-- 3D content providers do not need to worry about consumers being unable to view their 3D content. With a large increase in the number of TV sets with a 3D feature coming to market in 2011, TV set manufacturers will make it difficult not to buy a 3D-enabled set in the coming years. A new Research and Markets study projects that the 3D TV Set Market will grow 500% in 2011.
Scottsdale, Ariz., August 30, 2011--Online digital video distribution now allows consumers to access more content, on more devices, and in more places, than ever before. This increase in access has made content more ubiquitous than ever, but availability is only a part of the story. Equally important is how, and on what devices consumers are accessing this content, and the increasing role of mobile devices for video consumption, according to research firn In-Stat.