Research reports: wireless backhaul, Latin American offer revenue opportunities

The cable industry has two huge revenue opportunities if it wants them, according to research compiled by In-Stat and Parks Associates.

In-Stat says that mobile operators will spend "nearly $117 billion by 2014, a 41 percent increase over 2009 expenditures" to develop "an efficient and effective last-mile backhaul." The research also suggests that fiber-based Ethernet is the best way to run backhaul and that service providers should be prepared to expand their "universe of potential solutions and suppliers" which, of course, include the ever-increasing number of cable operators leveraging their deep fiber networks and residential reach to service mobile carriers.

A bit farther afield, vendors and others in need of new revenue sources as the U.S. market marinates could do worse than to look at Latin America where television services "will grow by double digits over the next give years, outpacing service growth in Asia and other emerging markets," according to Parks Associates. The Latin American market should be fertile for new services like IPTV, interactive TV and "even 3DTV" the report says.

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