Is the telco TV glass half full or mostly full? That may be a good question facing several regional and single-country markets throughout the world in 2010. There was some evidence in the U.S. market during the last part of 2009, and with particular carriers in other countries, that telco TV subscriber growth had moderated.
Now, ABI Research is out with new figures on the global telco TV market that suggest a brighter picture, at least in terms of service revenue from telco TV. Though 2009 was obviously a bad year economically throughout the world, telco TV still managed to exhibit growth, earning about $12 billion globally in service revenue, ABI said. The research firm expects service revenue to continue to grow this year to around $17 billion, with Western European markets, not surprisingly, leading the way. In the longer term, more telco Tv revenue growth will come from Asia-Pacific markets, which look to show a 45.5 percent CAGR from 2009 to 2014.
Here's the ABI press release
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