Ovum: APAC voice market to maintain steady growth

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Ovum: APAC voice market to maintain steady growth

By 2010 the Asia-Pacific region will host over 2 billion fixed and mobile voice connections.

By 2010 the Asia-Pacific region will host over 2 billion fixed and mobile voice connections, 42 percent of the global total, according analyst Ovum.

Ovum’s annual voice service forecasts mobility will be the key growth technology in the voice market for the foreseeable future.

Other finding from Ovum include 77 percent of voice connections in the APAC region will be mobile by 2010 and 85 percent of these voice connections will be based in emerging markets within the region.

David Kennedy, research director at Ovum Asia-Pacific, said: “Fixed-mobile convergence strategies in developed markets, such as bundling and fixed-mobile convergent devices, will slow but not stop the trend.

“We predict that fixed voice revenue will fall by an average of 20 percent across these markets between 2006 and 2010. Mobile revenue will grow 9 percent, while total voice revenue will fall slightly, almost 2 percent.”
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