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Advanced Product and Service Forecast

Recent research from Parks Associates shows great increases in the near term for key advanced product and service categories:

-The number of broadband households with a residential gateway will reach 47 million by 2010, driven in large part by carrier needs to acquire and retain customers and build ARPU from new revenue-generating services.

-Television manufacturers will see a surge in cumulative HDTV sales over the next few years, which will boost the overall market value to $65 billion by 2009.

-The number of U.S. households with a networked storage device will grow to nearly 10 million by 2010.

-Cumulative shipments of portable multimedia players will top 13 million units by 2010.

-By the end of 2006, the worldwide digital music market (not counting mobile) will account for 4.5 percent of all music sales.

-Revenues from premium VOD downloads will total $530 million at year-end 2009.

-Among online populations in China and South Korea, more than 75 percent of consumers who plan to purchase an MP3 player in the next 12 months already own one.

-In France, 36 percent of all Internet households go to the cinema every month while just 21 percent rent movies.

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