Friday, June 16, 2006

FTMD market - Fierce Wirless

OTA to rival online music services by '07

According to a recent report from IDC, users of over-the-air music downloads will surpass the total number of online music-service users by 2010. The firm predicts that by then, the OTA market will have over 50 million users and generate more than $1 billion in revenue. Perhaps more surprising is the prediction that by the end of the year the total number of OTA users will equal about half the number of online music service users. It's hard to resist the knee-jerk assertion that if true, the trend could mean the iPod's days are numbered: However, the iPhone rumors are still going strong.

For more on IDC's recent report:
- see this press release

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