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The complete broadband and multi-channel TV tracking resource


Now replaced by Ovum's Forecaster Service, World Broadband Information Service (WBIS) was the definitive source for constantly updated and accurate subscriber data and five year forecasts on the fixed broadband industry worldwide. Forecaster Service Provider Markets now tracks subscriptions and forecasts demand for fixed broadband, TV, and fixed voice, but with the addition of the most comprehensive coverage of global cellular market available.


Use Forecaster to:

  • Establish the market trends and dynamics for each local market.

  • Identify national and regional markets with the greatest growth potential by service.

  • Track the performance of service providers across their regional and country markets with standardized key performance indicators.

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  • Research Agenda 2019

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Content Marketing, Digi...

    Research Agenda 2019

    Welcome to our 2019 Research Agenda which sets out the topics and themes our 150 strong analyst and consultant team will be focusing on in the coming year.

  • The strengthening case for fixed wireless broadband

    World Broadband Information Service

    The strengthening case for fixed wireless broadband

  • Research agenda 2020

    5G Accelerator, Consulting Services, Consumer and Entertainm...

    Research agenda 2020

    Providing authoritative data, market analysis and vertical industry expertise for TMT decision makers.

  • Access the most complete TMT market tracking and forecasting database

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Digital Consumer Insigh...

    Access the most complete TMT market tracking and forecasting database

    To date 18 of the 20 top telcos and every one of the 10 leading aggregators are using our data, to gain ultimate visibility in this increasingly challenging and converging marketplace. 

  • 5G will hit 25 million subscriptions worldwide in 2021

    World Cellular Information Service, World Broadband Informat...

    5G will hit 25 million subscriptions worldwide in 2021

    5G services will launch in 2020 and will have 25 million subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2021, primarily for fixed and mobile broadband services, according to Ovum’s latest 5G subscription forecasts.

  • Digital Consumer Insights, Consumer and Entertainment Servic...

    The critical role of DNS for DDoS resilience

  • Africa Market Outlook: Digital services

    Digital Consumer Insights, World Cellular Information Servic...

    Africa Market Outlook: Digital services

    This report identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms sector and provides strategic recommendations for key players. This latest edition has been updated with 2Q16 market data and new forecasts to 2021.

  • IoT The Trigger for Streaming Analytics

    World Broadband Information Service, Enterprise Services

    IoT The Trigger for Streaming Analytics

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous, as equipment – and people – are getting instrumented. A phenomenon akin to Moore’s Law has fueled the explosion of IoT.

  • Wireless Broadband Access Market Update

    World Broadband Information Service, Service Provider Market...

    Wireless Broadband Access Market Update

    By 2020, given WBA’s (Wireless broadband access) high affordability ranking, we estimate that WBA services have the potential to reach almost 350 million homes on a worldwide basis.

  • Digital Consumer Insights, Service Provider Markets, World B...

    Ovum introduction

  • How CSPs Buy Technology

    Service Provider Technology, Enterprise IT Strategy and Sele...

    How CSPs Buy Technology

    To succeed you need both the top down and bottom up views of how major trends such as IoT and OTT are playing out with major services providers in the world’s largest markets.