A new study, Global Broadband Multimedia Review 2000–2008, looks at how people will use broadband services in the next seven years and communicates how the technology will impact the marketplace. The 500-page study forecasts the telecommunications technology needs of households around the world receiving entertainment TV, high-speed 'Net connections and voice services.
"This is a massive study. It looks at the primary industries involved in those markets," Carol Ingley, president, C.A. Ingley and Company, tells CEDaily. "It looks at the entire residential broadband use of entertainment TV, high-speed Internet and voice."
"This study is of interest to all cable TV operators, long distance carriers, LECS (local exchange carriers), global and national carriers and satellite TV operators. And it will save them from buying multiple studies that look at the three different aspects," Ingley says. "The Global Broadband Multimedia Review 2000–2008 pulls together many different marketplaces and how they interconnect and impact each other. This is a very smart study and is designed to be the leading residential broadband study."
Some tidbits from the study include the emergence of two distinct types of Internet households: Internet via PC households and Internet via TV households. The study also predicts that Europe and Asia will be significant markets for TV access to the Internet by 2008.
The study took between 18 months and two years to complete and is available for purchase now. More information is available at www.caingley.com