Market corner - 19/01/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

A few set of market information released this week:

  • According to In-Stat, cable TV operators are relying on cable modem services to generate new revenue streams, bundling video and data services. Worldwide, there were some 408m cable TV households (+10%), of which 72m cable modem subscribers. 91m (+41%) cable TV households receive now digital video

  • In-Stat forecasts that the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) market is maturing, expanding geographically into Europe and Asia and that PVR product unit shipments in 2008 would surpass 22.5m. The worldwide installed base is over 44m.

  • According to M:Metrics, 20% of mobile subscribers are listening music on their mobile phone.

  • Juniper Research forecasts that Asia will account for over 50% of Mobile WiMAX 802.16e subscribers by 2013, exceeding 40m mobile subscribers. It also found that the Mobile WiMAX 802.16e market will grow to $23bn by 2013.

  • According to Nielsen, over 46m mobile data users in the USA used mobile search functions in 3Q07.

  • ABI Research reports that GPS devices and systems will surpass 900m unit shipments by 2013.

  • According to Gartner, worldwide PC sales grew 13.4% in 2007 to 271m units. HP holds 18.2% of the market, ahead of Dell with 14.3% then Acer with 8.9%, Lenovo with 7.4% and Toshiba 3.1%.

  • Strategy Analytics claims that all handsets will effectively be a smartphone, with a wide screen, size-able keyboard and dense battery" by 2018.

  • According to Berg Insight, global shipments of GPS-enabled handsets is expected to grow to 530m units in 2012 (CAGR of over 26%).

  • In-Stat founds that emerging markets are unlikely to purchase a low-cost handset or "ultra low-cost handset" (ULCH) and show a strong preference for cell phones with advanced features.

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