U.S. Residential Landline Voice Services Forecast, 2016-2020

U.S. Residential Landline Voice Services Forecast, 2016-2020

  • December 2016 •
  • 10 pages •
  • Report ID: 4546565 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC study forecasts the market for consumer wireline voice communications in the United States over a five-year period ending in 2020. This study provides subscriber and revenue forecasts for landline voice services. It also examines key trends impacting the consumer voice market including wireline displacement, regulation, and the rise of new, disruptive OTT VoIP services."The traditional landline consumer voice services continue to shrink as consumers replace their home phone with wireless phones and OTT VoIP services such as magicJack, Skype, and Ooma. Yet, even though most telcos continue to post voice line losses, many cable operators are still adding consumer voice connections, although at a dramatically slower pace than before. As a result, IDC forecasts nearly 65 million U.S. consumers will still have a landline home phone at the end of 2016, suggesting that the landline displacement phenomenon has softened slightly as the majority of consumers likely to displace their landline phone have already done so." -- Amy Lind, research manager, United States Consumer Multiplay and Broadband Services
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