Combined annual revenues for all types of narrowband and broadband residential services will top $300 billion within 10 years and propel substantial increases in network equipment and related component revenue, according to a new report from technology-based independent forecasting firm ElectroniCast Corp. (San Mateo, CA). Revenue from providing residential broadband services will increase from $48.1 billion in 1999 to $174.8 billion in 2009. Additionally, narrowband residential communications revenue will grow from $52.4 billion to $129.9 billion during the forecast period.
Over the past 10 years, the communications industry has experienced significant advances in cable-television network capacity and the expansion of wireless/cellular communications. Regulatory changes resulting in the privatization of government-owned telecommunications have also altered the market. These advancements and changes have resulted in increased bandwidth requirements for business communications to homes and small businesses in primarily residential areas.
"Business/government demand for communication bandwidth over the next decade will generate the volume of communication equipment production, which will help drive down the cost of network equipment for residential broadband communication," asserts ElectroniCast founder Jeff D. Montgomery.
Video entertainment will continue to dominate residential service throughout the forecast period, though it is projected to decrease to just 57% of the total broadband market. Substantial growth will occur in other segments, including Internet access revenue.
The report, "Broadband-to-the-Home Services, Equipment & Components Market Forecast," provides an analysis of the current state of North American broadband communications and projects trends in this market over the next decade. For more information, visit www.electronicast.com or call (650) 343-1398.