Digital Info/Entertainment Tops $2 Trillion

According to Gartner, in 2010, consumers globally spent $2 trillion on digital information and entertainment products and services, and the research house expects the total to increase to $2.8 trillion by 2015. Worldwide consumer spending on digital information ...

According to Gartner, in 2010, consumers globally spent $2 trillion on digital information and entertainment products and services, and the research house expects the total to increase to $2.8 trillion by 2015. Worldwide consumer spending on digital information and entertainment products and services is projected to reach $2.1 trillion in 2011.

Of the $2 trillion consumers spent globally in 2010 on digital information and entertainment products and services, the largest spending segment (62%) was for communications subscription-based access and usage services. The $1.2 trillion included mobile and wired voice services; mobile data services, such as SMS/TXT and broadband; fixed broadband services; video services, such as subscriptions to pay TV; and online gaming.

The second-largest spending segment (28%) was for devices, totaling $600 billion. The smallest spending segment (10%) was for content and software for a total of $200 billion.
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