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The market for consumer broadband value-added services (BVAS) has grown by 81 per cent last year, new research has revealed.

Revenues from BVAS climbed to £10.8 billion in 2006, compared with just £6 billion at the start of the year, according to figures from a study conducted by Point Topic.

The boost means that revenue from BVAS, which includes Internet TV and security, was a quarter of the size of that brought in from standard broadband lines.

John Bosnell, senior analyst at Point Topic, said: "Value added services are making an increasingly valuable contribution to overall broadband revenues. Our research shows that broadband value-added services were contributing an extra 30 per cent to basic access revenues by the end of 2006."

The service with the largest market share was security with 28 per cent, followed closely by IP Telephony with 27 per cent.

Online gaming, home networks and music accounted for 17 per cent, 13 per cent and nine per cent respectively.

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