US telecom market up 9.3% in 2006

US telecom market grew 9.3% in 2006 to total $923 bln in revenue, and the worldwide telecommunications market grew 11.2% to total $3 trillion. The report forecasts growth for competing new broadband technologies such as fiber, satellite, wireless and broadband over powerline, which combined will account for more than 11% of broadband subscribers in 2010. However, in 2006, cable modems and digital subscriber line (DSL) technology continued to dominate the US market, capturing 96% of the broadband market, which in 2005 overtook dial-up access service. By 2010, 87% of Internet connections will be over broadband technology, TIA reports.