Broadband services market to near $1 trillion by 2012

A trillion-dollar market. That's what telecom prognosticator Yankee Group says the broadband segment will be by 2012. And, it says there will be at least one broadband connection for each person on the planet, an "anywhere" environment that will continue to blossom.

The market - which includes revenue from services and the amount spent on equipment for the underlying infrastructure -- currently is worth $590 billion.

"The Anywhere revolution is gathering in steam," Emily Green, president and chief executive of Yankee Group, told Dow Jones Newswires.

The bulk of revenues come from consumer fees, and that's likely to continue to be the case, she said. Green said the projections don't include add-on services like navigation on cellphones, or entertainment content riding over the network.

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