BOONTON, N.J. — Despite the unsteady state of the global financial markets, the worldwide telecommunications industry is expected to continue expanding over the next five years as continuing growth of wireless services in emerging markets offsets the spending slowdown in the advanced economies, says a new market analysis report from The INSIGHT Research Corporation. According to the new industry market study, overall telecommunications services revenues are expected to grow at a compounded rate of nearly 10.3 percent over the next few years, reaching $2.7 trillion by 2013.

insight research“The 2009 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts” notes that wireless makes the strongest showing while wireline follows a distant second. Nearly all of the growth in both sectors is expected to occur in broadband services, with wireless broadband service revenues expected to grow at a compounded rate of more than 70 percent over the forecast period, while wireline broadband services grow at under 10 percent over the same forecast horizon.

“The 2009 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts” states that even amidst so much economic uncertainty the fact remains that telecommunications is a key input factor in economic growth. Telecommunications is a facilitator of socio-economic advancement and is a critical utility for economic development, much like water and energy. It is on the basis of telecommunications as a lynchpin in the eventual economic recovery that INSIGHT Research projects continued carrier revenue growth.

“The worldwide economy is in turmoil, there is no doubt about that, but over the long haul we expect the telecommunications industry to continue growing,” says INSIGHT president Robert Rosenberg. “Telecom is as necessary to development as roads and bridges, so we expect it to fare much better than other economic segments that may take longer to return to normalcy,” Rosenberg concluded.

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