New market data from ABI Research shows that global broadband service revenue has continued increasing over the past few years regardless of the recessionary pressures.
According to ABI’s research entitled “Broadband Operational and Financial Benchmarks Market Data,” fixed broadband service revenue totaled $164 billion in 2009, an increase from $145 billion in 2008.
ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell said in a statement, “The increasing demand for broadband helps increase subscriber numbers as well as service revenue. Global fixed broadband service revenue is expected to exceed $210 billion in 2014.”
Among the broadband technologies, DSL still maintains the largest market share, followed by cable and fiber broadband.
Service revenue for DSL broadband totaled nearly $100 billion in 2009. ABI Research expects DSL broadband service revenue to reach just over $103 billion in 2014 with a CAGR of 0.6 percent from 2009 to 2014.
Recently, many operators are improving DSL broadband by deploying VDSL, which is cheaper to deploy than fiber as carriers can use existing copper infrastructure.