US data revenue grows as wireline growth falls
Atlantic-ACM’s 2008-2013 Sizing and Share for Wireline Voice and Data, The Broadband and Business Boom forecasts continued growth in total data revenue and steep declines in wireline voice.
The report, which offers analysis of the 19 largest US domestic carriers, shows total data revenue surpassing voice for the first time in 2008.
Total wireline revenue declines at a CAGR of -1.8% (2006-2013). Despite recent consolidation and the movement of traffic on network, wholesale revenue has fended off a major decline and will continue to do so throughout the forecast period.
Declines in wholesale switched access revenue will be offset by growth in wholesale IP and other products driven by growth in retail IP products and sustained transport revenue propped up by increasing bandwidth demands, according to Atlantic-ACM.