Saturday, January 13, 2007

Digital media reaches critical mass - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK

"Over the last three years, broadband has become ubiquitous, both in the wired and wireless worlds,” said Mark Kirstein, vice president of multimedia content and services at iSuppli. “Worldwide broadband subscribers have reached 248 million, while the number of 3G wireless subscribers will pass one billion at the end of 2006. The electronics industry now is turning its attention to delivering the high-value applications and content that will capitalise on these fast-access networks.”
The implications of this are huge, as virtually all technology markets are being driven by media distribution, the analyst explains.
iSuppli predicts that portable media player shipments will grow by over 30 per cent this year, reaching 160 million sales — fantastic news for Apple and its iPod product range. "

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