U.S. Telecom Market to Reach US$406 Billion in 2014 as Mobile Data Surpasses Fixed Voice, Finds Pyramid Research

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Sunday, August 23, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts -

The U.S. communications market will reach US$406 billion in 2014 as mobile data revenue climbs to US$94 billion, surpassing fixed voice (PSTN + VoIP) during the forecast period, according to the latest report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com).

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The U.S. communications market, including traditional pay-TV, generated US$359 billion in service revenue in 2008 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.5 percent from year-end 2009 to year-end 2014, reaching US$406 billion in 2014, notes Dan Locke, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report. “Most of the growth will be attributed to mobile data and IP networks,” Locke says. “Mobile data is already larger than fixed broadband and it will surpass fixed voice (PSTN + VoIP) in 2011, climbing from US$36 billion in 2008 to US$94 billion in 2014,” adds Locke.

The report found additional growth will be driven mostly by IP networks because IPTV will grow from US$2 billion in 2008 to US$15 billion in 2014. “VoIP will grow from US$8 billion in 2008 to US$22 billion in 2014 and fixed broadband will grow from US$33 billion in 2008 to about US$46 billion in 2014,” continues Locke. “The decline of the PSTN voice revenue will result from the substitution of voice platforms both as fixed operators migrate customers to all-IP voice platforms and as consumers opt for mobile voice platforms, which also will eventually turn to IP,” he adds.

“Mobile broadband will be a further source for growth for the U.S. telecom market due to growing popularity of unlimited data and mobile broadband plans,” says Locke. The report also states that revenue related to mobile broadband access for laptops and Internet access for handsets will grow rapidly at CAGRs of 28 percent and 18 percent, respectively, from 2009 to 2014.

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Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com) offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for over 100 countries-a distinction that has remained unmatched for more than 25 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the communications industry’s most comprehensive market data, trusted research and insightful technology analysis.

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Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading’s research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

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Source: Pyramid Research

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