released excerpts from its updated Residential Voice, Data, and Video Services in North America market share and forecast report.
"Considering that revenue from video services will rival that of voice services by 2014, one of the more interesting trends going on in the residential services market is the number of video subscribers that are jumping from cable to satellite and telco IPTV. In 2010, residential cable video subscriber numbers are flat, while satellite video subscribers have been increasing slowly but surely over the last few years, and telco IPTV subscribers are up 40% from last year. Video services are proving to be a hard fought battle. While cable operators have a legacy in North America, they have been unbending in their pricing policies, and as a result are losing record number of subscribers to less expensive alternatives," notes Diane Myers, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for VoIP and IMS.
RESIDENTIAL VOICE, DATA, VIDEO SERVICES MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
- Telecom service providers are bringing in $245.5 billion from North American households subscribing to voice, video, and Internet access services in 2010
- This represents a 2.1% increase in revenue over 2009
- Infonetics expects the residential services market to grow to $270 billion in 2014, as revenue from voice services declines while broadband access and video service revenue increases
- The number of residential mobile broadband subscribers in North America is nearly doubling in 2010 over 2009, to about 15 million, and is forecast by Infonetics to jump to 70 million by 2014
- In the first half of 2010 (1H10), AT&T leads in residential mobile voice service revenue with 29%, Verizon is second with 26%, but when mobile voice subscribers are counted, the shares are reversed, with Verizon leading with 29%, AT&T second with 26% (AT&T generates more revenue per subscriber)