268.6 mln PMPs to ship in 2011

Global PMP/MP3 player unit shipments will rise to 268.6 mln units in 2011, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% from 128.7 mln units in 2005, iSuppli predicts. In 2007, player shipments are expected to rise to 216.9 mln units, up 21.8% from 178.1 mln in 2006. Global PMP/MP3 factory revenue will rise to $21.5 bln by 2011, expanding at a CAGR of 7.4% from $14 bln in 2005. PMP/MP3 revenue in 2007 will rise to $20.6 bln, up 14.4% from $18 bln in 2006. The total number of Internet households and broadband subscribers worldwide will grow to 883 mln and 507 mln respectively by 2011.