This IDC study details the consumer fixed broadband displacement market opportunity in the United States. It assesses the key market trends affecting the migration of consumers from fixed to mobile broadband services while outlining the key challenges to watch as mobile broadband services become ubiquitous and threaten the supremacy of fixed broadband as the primary way consumers connect to the Internet in their homes.
"Fixed broadband remains a mainstay for most consumers connecting to the Internet from their homes; but as consumer awareness increases and more consumers experiment with mobile broadband, adoption and usage of mobile broadband solutions will expand. Although fixed and mobile broadband services will remain complementary for the next several years, IDC believes that displacement of fixed broadband connections will occur with more than 7% of consumer broadband households disconnecting their home fixed connection in favor of a mobile broadband–only solution by 2016," said Amy Lind, research manager, U.S. Consumer Multiplay and Broadband Services.
Broadband, Mobile consumer, Mobility, Networked consumer devices, Networking and connectivity devices, Pricing and valuation, Remote worker, Routers, Smartphone, Telecommunications, Telecommunications infrastructure, VoIP, WiFi, WAPI, WiMAX, Wireless LAN infrastructure, Wireless and mobile infrastructure