MTU/MDU broadband services market to quadruple by 2009

Increasing demand for broadband services will propel the market for multitenant- and multidwelling-unit (MTU/MDU) in-building equipment to more than fourfold growth in the coming years, according to a report from In-Stat (Scottsdale, AZ).

The report projects MTU/MDU equipment revenues to grow from $364 million in 2004 to nearly $1.5 billion in ’09, with much growth driven by greenfield buildings requiring broadband infrastructure and by the impact of fiber deployments on the MTU/MDU environment. Asia-Pacific continues to be the largest market for MTU/MDU equipment, presenting the greatest market opportunity in terms of number of buildings and with many of the region’s largest providers having adopted an in-building strategy.

Through 2009, the report sees MTU equipment revenues as significantly larger than revenues for MDU equipment, primarily due to the higher cost of equipment applied to businesses as opposed to residential environments. But over the same time period, the study sees MDU equipment revenues growing at a faster rate than those for MTU equipment.

For more on the report, “Worldwide MTU/MDU Equipment Market,” visit www.in-stat.com.

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