Market Trends

Consumer Study Shows Changing TV Behavior

Stockholm, Sweden, August 26, 2010--Ericsson's  ConsumerLab has released the results of a recent study called "Multi Screen Media Consumption 2010". Data was collected in China, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and US. The sample in the study is representative of more than 300 million consumers.

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African Mobile Market Outlook to 2013

Dublin, Ireland, August 2, 2010-- The African mobile industry has been witnessing impressive growth in its mobile subscriber base for the past few years on the back of rising demand for telecommunication services, according to the latest Research and Markets report entitled the "African Mobile Market Forecast to 2013."

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WiMAX makes its mark in the Arab World: 11 Arab countries host 26 commercially launched WiMAX operators

 Amman, Jordan, July 15, 2010—As of the  end of June 2010, 26 out of 55 operators licensed to offer WiMAX offered the service. WiMAX is commercially available in Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE. Moreover, Yemen and Oman are slated to WiMAX services in the second half of 2010. 


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MRG Reports Global IPTV Service Revenues to Reach US$46 Billion by 2014

San Jose, CA, July 15,2010—The Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG) announced that its updated report on global annual growth shows IPTV subscribers will reach 102 million in 2014, a 25% CAGR. Despite economic hardship in some countries, robust Broadband and IPTV investments have been driving growth as a means to meet and outperform Cable and Satellite competition. IPTV Operators are using Fiber in high-competition markets and advanced DSL such as channel bonding and VDSL2 in other (less competitive) markets. As a result, Telcos have been discreetly improving their IPTV bandwidth capacity to sub-markets that need upgrades without overspending in markets that don’t require immediate upgrading.


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One in Four UK Homes will Have 3D TV by 2014

London, June  16,  2010--Several weeks after the launch of the first 3D TV in the UK, a new report from Kelkoo, the shopping comparison website, reveals that almost one in four households (23%) will own a 3D enabled television set by 2015. With prices predicted to fall by 60% from £1,720 today to just £786 over the next five years, it is estimated that the UK market will be worth an estimated £7.25bn by 2015 with 7.6 million consumers investing in the new technology. In addition, the hype surrounding this year's FIFA World Cup will also play a pivotal role, boosting HD TV sales by 5% or £118 million as consumers flock to upgrade their home entertainment systems. 

Euroconsult Projects Government Earth Observation Market to reach US $ 2,6 Billion in 2019

Paris, June 16, 2010-Euroconsult has released a comprehensive study analyzing the mechanisms defense and security agencies will use to satisfy their image intelligence (IMINT) requirements over the coming decade. In its new report "Earth Observation: Defense and Security, World Prospects to 2019," Euroconsult forecasts government procurement of commercial satellite Earth observation (EO) data will reach $2.6 billion by 2019, up from only $735 million in 2009. As governments try to reconcile their increasingly sophisticated IMINT needs with growing budget constraints, agencies around the world are exploring a variety of solutions.  

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European IPTV Subs to Double by 2015

London, June 1, 2010-- The number of IPTV subscribers in Europe is set to increase by 92 per cent within the next five years from 15.4 million in 2009 to 29.6 million in 2015, boosted by widespread deployment of next-generation access networks, according to a report from research firm Analysys Mason.

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Pay TV Revenues Will Grow 7% to US$ 312 Mil. in 2010

New York, NY, May 21, 2010--The Pay TV market growth slowed in 2009 due to the recession. However, 2010 is expected to be a better year as operators have been signing up new subscribers, and existing subscribers are migrating to premium channels and advanced services. "As a result of the positive market outlook for pay TV," says ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell, "global pay TV revenue will net more than $312 billion for cable and telecom carriers in 2010."  

Growth in the African Mobile Communications Market was Double the Global Market

Dublin, Ireland, April 23, 2010—Africa is a continent of contrasts. Endemic poverty and political malfeasance are the most widely understood characteristics, but the nascent market power of an underdeveloped continent with a population that is expected to exceed 1 billion people for the first time in 2010, is staggering.  

Ernst and Young Releases Report on Emerging Entertainment Markets in BRIC Countries

Las Vegas, NV, April 14, 2010 – Ernst & Young  released a report on the media and entertainment landscape in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). The report provides an overview of the latest indicators of market attractiveness, as well as the opportunities, challenges and critical success factors in conducting business in these four countries. 

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