Global - Infrastructure - Telephone Services and Traffic


Archived report. This report was archived in February 2005 and has not been updated. The good-old ‘Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)’ is still growing from strength to strength. This century old service is starting its second life, only shortly after ‘experts’ had predicted its death in the wake of new broadband networks based on the cable TV networks. In the early 1990s, it was thought that new fibre optic and HFC networks would replace the old copper-based system in no time, but this was no to be. It was not interactive TV or video-on-demand that became the winner, but Internet and e-mail over the telephone network. Digital upgrades were sped up and ADSL will further enhance the functions of the POTS.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Telephone price and traffic mismatch
  • 4. Telephone service
  • 5. One-Numbers
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 North America
    • 5.3 UK
  • 6. Billing issues
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Integrated billing (One Bill)
    • 6.3 Strategic areas
  • 7. PayPhone Service
  • 8. Telephone traffic
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 International traffic
      • 8.2.1 Developments 1975 - 1995
      • 8.2.2 Developments 1995 - 2000
      • 8.2.3 TeleGeography reports, 2002
      • 8.2.4 ICT report in 2003
  • 9. Mobile’s role in international calls
  • Table 1 – Worldwide number of main telephone lines – 1994 - 2003
  • Table 2 – Fixed and Mobile subscribers (millions) – 1993 – 2015
  • Table 3 – Data as a % of revenue for top 15 companies – 2003
  • Table 4 – Traffic changes over ten years – 1990; 1995; 2000
  • Table 5 – International voice traffic – 1995 - 2004
  • Table 6 – PSTN traffic growth by region – 1999 - 2001
  • Table 7 – PSTN international traffic by region – 2002

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Digital Media
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages: 9

Status: Archived

Last update: 16 February 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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