Cable & Telecom

ILECs’ broadband growth not enough to cover losses

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - While growth in broadband wireline revenues remains robust in the US, it is not enough to overcome steady losses in consumer wireline voice revenues among traditional telcos, reports In-Stat. As a result, wireline service revenues in the U.S. will decline by 3.3% annually, on average, from 2004 to 2009, the high-tech market research firm says. "Voice services, which have experienced persistent pressure from wireless alternatives, are increasingly being challenged by VoIP solutions," said David Lemelin, In-Stat analyst, in a release. "Long distance revenues are increasingly becoming irrelevant as 'any distance' calling plans for wireline and wireless services...