W. Europe Breaks 100 Million Digital TV Homes Barrier

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Informa Telecoms & Media says digital TV penetration of W. European households broke the 50% barrier in 2007 and forecasts digital homes in the region will reach 104 million by the end of 2008. By 2013, they expect 90% penetration rate, 157 million homes.
 

2007

2010

2013

Germany

15,300

24.361

30,439

France

18,017

24,328

26,992

UK

22,268

25,110

26,459

Italy

11,037

17,635

23,811

Spain

8,207

13,379

17,903

Others

13,932

23,863

31,204

Total

88,761

128,676

156,808

Source: Informa Telecoms & Media UK is the most advanced digital market (25% of the region’s digital TV homes), followed by France (20%) an Germany (17%). As other markets show improved digital growth rates, UK will lose its lead and, by 2013, Germany will lead with 19%.
 

Cable

DTH

IPTV

DTT

Total

France

12

22

18

46

100

UK

12

37

6

39

100

Italy

0

24

9

57

95

Spain

8

12

7

67

94

Germany

22

6

7

13

76

Total

20

18

9

34

90

Source: Informa Telecoms & Media

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Global Mobile Phone Market Up 15%

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Vendors shipped 306m units in Q2, up 15% as vendors experiment with mid-range and high-end with GPS, touchscreen, and multimedia. Smartphones are up 40% Y-to-Y while the rest grows at 10%. But the line between smartphones and feature phones is quickly blurring….

Europe saw soft demand for high-end, and MEA had high demand for entry-level.

In Q2, leader Nokia shipped 122m.

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China CE Revenue to Overtake Europe, USA

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From the same study comes this “Olympic-size” news: CE revenues in China will hit $100 billion by 2009--and surpass W. Europe and No. America in 2009 to 2010.

Says the GfK/CEA study, in 2008 China will account for nearly 15% of global CE revenue, trailing No. America (22% share) and W. Europe (16%). Asia will grow 16.5% in revenue in 2008 (W. Europe only 2.39%, No. America only 4.9%).

So if foreign producers lose out on China, it won’t be easy for them to end up as global industry leaders. If Chinese brands hang onto their local hold, the next step for them would be to expand globally.

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WW CE Market Up 10% in 2008

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Globally CE will grow nearly 10% this year and reach USD $700 billion by 2009, says a GfK/CEA study. BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) will lead the way as consumers spend $42 billion more on CE products in 2009.

Mobility with 1.5 billion units in 2008 will be the largest category. Within that category, portable navigation devices (GPS) will grow revenue nearly 20% in 2008 while laptop computers will go up 15% and mobile phones/smartphones up 14%.

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4th Annual Euro Navigation Event

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GPSThe fourth European Navigation Event will take at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Oct. 7-8th.

The trade will be able to meet the industry and to hear the relevant trends for their business. In parallel to the seminar and the exhibition, vendors of PND’s, mobile GPS phones and in dash systems will compete against each other in an innovative rally, to win the international GPS rally cup.

GPS2On CE will join as a Media Sponsor.

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