This report covers developments in
The countries covered in this report include: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
Researchers:- Henry Lancaster, Paul Kwon
Current publication date:- March 2009 (5th Edition)
Next publication date:- Jan 2010
Europe’s media market is on the cusp of massive changes driven by new technological developments in fixed-line broadband, while from 2010 mobile technologies led by LTE will enable a range of media services to be delivered on the mobile platform. Fast Internet access has brought content to the forefront, and content providers are in a position to move into the telecom arena. Quad play models based on fibre, DSL, cable and HSPA/LTE networks will deliver a growing number of services.
Operators are fast upgrading their communications networks to IP packet-switched technology, providing convergence and enabling voice, video and data applications to be delivered over the same physical network. Consumers are in the meantime exploiting the possibilities inherent in Digital and Personal Video Recorders, VoD and user-generated content to transform the way content is delivered and managed.
The availability of convergence offerings in
The transition to Digital Terrestrial TV continues to take place, with countries such as
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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· This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
· The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
· All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.
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