22 million voice over broadband connections in W.Europe by 2008.
Operators have differing attitudes to VOBB depending on their size, network, installed base of customers, and, importantly, their competition. However, most operators in the European broadband market are either selling, launching, trialling, or considering launching some sort of VOBB service. "For many incumbent operators, this will not be a tempting scenario due to the prospect of cannibalizing existing revenue streams. Although VOBB was mainly used to provide secondary line services at the end of 2004, it will increasingly be used as the primary line during the forecast period, as full unbundling becomes more common and cable operators embrace VOBB services to complete their triple-play bundle.
The IDC study, Broadband Voice Opportunity in Western Europe, 2004-2008 (Doe #BT10L, March 2005), examines the state and prospects for the VOBB market and looks at the strategies of various operators. Additionally, this study includes a Western European forecast of broadband connections used for VOBB services as well as the revenue opportunity. These forecasts are segmented by broadband technology, end user, and type of line (primary versus secondary line).
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