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Monday, February 23, 2009

IP Media Phone Opportunity is Over $7 Billion

The evolution of the IP media phone product segment is just beginning. Nevertheless, the device has the potential to become the forth screen in the home, as well as potentially become a next generation business IP phone.

Service providers and IP phone manufacturers are introducing media phones to add value to traditional voice telephones and enable IP-based services.

Devices, such as the Verizon Hub and AT&T HomeManager, support both IP communications as well as delivery of Internet information and multimedia content.

In-Stat is offering a free copy of their new media phone market research report, entitled The Media Phone Has Arrived."

In-Stat's market study found the following:

- Consumer media phones will generate between $4-$8 billion in annual revenue, worldwide, by 2013.

- Business media phones will generate $3.3 billion in annual revenue, worldwide, in 2013.

- The U.S. market will open up in 2009, with Europe coming on line in 2010.

The research report examines both the consumer and business markets. It covers product requirements, as well as critical commercial policy issues, and includes:

- Five-year unit and revenue forecasts for North America, Europe, Asia and RoW.
- Review of commercially available consumer media phone devices.
- Primary research survey of U.S. consumer broadband households.
- Opinions of IP-PBX and IP phone equipment suppliers.
- Opinions of wireline and cable service providers.