CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, January 29 /PRNewswire/ --

The Philippine telecommunications services market generated US$5.6 billion in 2008 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8 percent in (5.8% in local currency terms) during the 2008-2013 period, according to a the latest Country Intelligence Report from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (

Communications Markets in the Philippines provides a precise, incisive profile of the converged telecommunications, media, and technology sectors in the Philippine market, based on proprietary data from Pyramid Research's country-by-country research. The 26-page report analyzes the competitive landscape of the Philippines and offers scenarios for growth across new technologies and services such as WiMax, IPTV, and VoIP by assessing existing and emerging business models. Communications Markets in the Philippines is available online here:

2009 will be a difficult year for the Philippine market when measured in U.S. dollar terms, given the combined effects of the peso's expected devaluation against the U.S. dollar and continued pressure on voice tariffs, notes Leslie Arathoon, Vice President of Research at Pyramid Research and author of the report. Pyramid expects the proliferation of 3G and wireless broadband technologies such as WiMax to boost revenue again in 2010, with the fastest growth coming from VoIP services (32.8% service revenue CAGR between 2008-2013), fixed broadband services (16.2% CAGR), and mobile data (9.6% CAGR).

Philippine mobile subscriber uptake is relatively modest for Southeast Asian standards, as penetration stood at 75 percent in late 2008, putting it ahead of neighboring markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam yet behind Thailand and Malaysia, Arathoon says. Despite its rather unimpressive penetration level, the Philippines is known to be home to the world's most prolific users of SMS service -- in 2008, SMS usage reached nearly 400 messages per month, compared with average MOU of less than 30 minutes per month.

Communications Markets in the Philippines is part of Pyramid Research's Asia Pacific Country Intelligence Report Series. Pyramid Research's premium Country Intelligence Reports are the industry's best available analysis on market trends, regulatory environments, and competitive dynamics for 60 countries worldwide. Communications Markets in the Philippines is priced at US$990 and can be purchased online here: or through Dave Williams via email at or by telephone at +1-858-485-8870.

For more information about Pyramid Research's products and services, please visit or contact us at

About Pyramid Research

Pyramid Research ( offers actionable solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for over 100 countries-a distinction that has remained unmatched for over 20 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research and insightful technology analysis.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than US$2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections.

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of US$2.5 billion.

Press contact: Jennifer Baker +1-617-871-1910

Jennifer Baker of Pyramid Research, +1-617-871-1910,