Study: Look Out for Cable Telephony


The cable-telephony market will reach more than $3.9 billion in service revenue and $386 million in systems revenue in 2007, according to a report from Multimedia Research Group Inc.

"Now that PacketCable products are here, cable companies are exploiting its three major advantages of lower cost, more flexibility in deployment and easier new-feature additions than traditional circuit-switched systems used by the telephone companies," senior analyst Bob Larribeau said in a release.

Based on the results of PacketCable technical and marketing trials, the major cable companies will move to widespread commercial deployment in 2005, while simultaneously rolling out telephony in new regions, MRG said.