Switched Digital Video (SDV) technologies provide an excellent, long-term approach that is helping cable operators keep up the pace with expanding High Definition TV and super-high-speed data services, reports In-Stat. “Initial deployments will create a strong market for upgrades, which will become dominant in 2012,” says Gerry Kaufhold, In-Stat analyst. “The strategic key to success for vendors will be winning early deployments, because follow-on upgrades will be lucrative. World-class professional services, staff training, and the ability to remotely monitor and repair SDV installations will be the winning formula.”
The market for SDV equipment, software, and services is expected to grow from about $165 million during 2008, up to more than $1 billion in 2012. North America will be the biggest market, with Asia coming on strong later.