Expects DSL broadband service revenue to reach over $103bn
Global broadband service revenue has continued to increase over the past few years regardless of the recessionary pressures, according to new market data from ABI Research.
The research firm said that the fixed broadband service revenue totalled $164bn in 2009, an increase from $145bn in 2008.
Jason Blackwell, practice director at ABI Research, said: “The increasing demand for broadband helps increase subscriber numbers as well as service revenue. Global fixed broadband service revenue is expected to exceed $210bn in 2014.”
According to ABI Research, DSL maintains the largest market share, followed by cable and fibre broadband. Service revenue for DSL broadband totalled nearly $100bn in 2009 and the DSL broadband service revenue is expected to reach just over $103bn in 2014 with a CAGR of 0.6% from 2009 to 2014.
The firm said that many operators are improving DSL broadband by deploying VDSL, which is cheaper to deploy than fibre as carriers can use existing copper infrastructure.
Fibre broadband service revenue is increasing fast, with a forecast CAGR of 23.3% between 2009 and 2014. ABI Research expects service revenue for fibre broadband to reach $24.4bn in 2010.
Khin Sandi Lynn, research associate at ABI Research, said: “The higher speed of VDSL broadband helps operators to provide more services such as video on demand and interactive gaming. That can help to generate more revenue for operators. Some operators currently offering VDSL are Telus Canada, O2 Czech, OTE Greece and Tele2 Netherlands.”