The numerator | Spending up, growth down

According to an August report by IDC, the worldwide telecommunications market is expected to experience continued growth ' from $1.32 trillion this year to $1.46 trillion in 2011. At the same time, however, the annual rate of growth is expected to slow from almost 5 percent this year to less than 2 percent in 2011.

Worldwide Spending, in Billions

2006 - $1,262

2007 - $1,322

2008 - $1,368

2009 - $1,405

2010 - $1,437

2011 - $1,463

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