U.S. To Add 5 Million New Broadband Subscribers in 2009, Despite Recession, Says Strategy Analytics
Despite a challenging economic environment and contracting household budgets, US broadband subscriptions will continue to grow in 2009, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics. In a report just published, North America Broadband Forecast: 1H’2009 the firm predicts that US Broadband Service Providers (BSPs) will add five million new subscribers during the course of 2009.
“All things considered, we’re still seeing a fairly vibrant consumer Broadband market in the US,” said Ben Piper, Director of the Strategy Analytics Multiplay Market Dynamics service. “Broadband subscriber numbers are expected to grow by a respectable 7% in 2009–a far cry from the double-digit growth of the past, but nonetheless pretty robust in today’s climate.”
80% Household Penetration Predicted for 2013
While today over 50% of Americans receive broadband through their cable provider, the role of fiber-optic cable (FTTx) is becoming increasingly important, and will account for 13% of all broadband connections in 2013. Broadband household penetration in the US will exceed 80% in the next five years, according to the report.
The report, “North America Broadband Forecast: 1H’2009,” provides in-depth market coverage for both the United States and Canada, and provides history and forecasts for key metrics including: Households, PC Penetration, Internet Access Subscriptions, Household Internet Access Penetration, Broadband Subscriptions, Household Broadband Access Penetration, Broadband Users, Dial-up vs Broadband splits, Service Revenues, ARPU, and Subscriptions by Technology Platform (xDSL, Cable, FTTx, and FWA/WiMax). Also included is the ability to view revenues in multiple global currencies.
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Strategy Analytics, Inc offers high frequency market intelligence on Automotive Electronics and Entertainment, Broadband Connected Home, Mobile & Wireless Products & Systems, and Virtual Worlds. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices on five continents, Strategy Analytics works with clients through annual multi-client services, management team workshops and custom consulting engagements.