Broadband's Future: Fixed and Mobile, not 'Either/Or'

Research house Research and Markets' report "The Future of Broadband: Fixed-Mobile Convergence" indicates that the use of mobile broadband services is rapidly increasing. The firm is forecasting that by the end of 2015, there will be 3 billion mobile broadband c...

Research house Research and Markets' report "The Future of Broadband: Fixed-Mobile Convergence" indicates that the use of mobile broadband services is rapidly increasing. The firm is forecasting that by the end of 2015, there will be 3 billion mobile broadband connections worldwide serving 2.4 billion people. However, this does not mean the future of broadband is mobile. By the end of 2015, 2.6 billion people will still have access to a fixed broadband connection at home, and 1.4 billion will be using both fixed and mobile broadband services.

The majority of customers with both fixed and mobile broadband will reside in the current developed broadband regions of North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. However, the opportunities for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services in emerging markets are still significant and should not be ignored alongside larger-scale mobile broadband deployments.
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