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The migration from narrowband and DSL to fiber will increase the size of Taiwan's Internet market from US$1.6 billion in 2008 to US$2.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (

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With a population of 22.7 million and generating service revenues worth US$10.5 billion in 2008, Taiwan is the sixth largest and one of the most advanced telecom markets in Asia/Pacific, notes Daniel Yu, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.8 percent over the next five years, reaching US$12 billion by 2013; this growth will largely come from increased usage of mobile data applications, with 83 percent of the market's revenue gains between 2008 and 2013 coming from broadband and mobile data, says Yu. In anticipation of this trend, operators have been aggressive in deploying attractive low tariff mobile data card schemes and PC/data card bundles.

However, facing the diminishing stable revenue stream from their voice businesses, operators are turning to fiber to generate additional revenue. Taiwan enjoys one of the highest fiber penetration rates in the world, with 7 percent of households subscribed to fiber broadband services at year-end 2008, Yu says. Given attractive pricing relative to other broadband solutions, specifically DSL, Pyramid Research projects that the total number of fiber households will eclipse DSL households by 2012, reaching 41 percent of households by 2013.

The migration to fiber will increase the size of Taiwan's Internet market by 44 percent by 2013. Given Chunghwa Telecom's aggressive efforts to convert DSL and narrowband users to fiber by reducing the price and bundling the offer with IPTV, the total Internet market will increase from US$1.6 billion in 2008 to US$2.3 billion in 2013 when fiber subscriptions reach 4.1 million.

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