The latest Synergy report finds that IPTV equipment sales continue to be driven by upgrades to Carrier networks, especially at the Edge, handling the surge in subscriber and traffic growth. Synergy anticipates Worldwide IPTV subscribers to increase substantially over the next two years and approach close to 40 million IPTV subscribers by 2010. Synergy research also finds that IPTV deployments in China and South Korea are developing at an accelerated pace. In Europe, Service Providers continue to heavily invest in IPTV deployments.
“IPTV has transitioned from a forward-thinking play to an essential strategy for Service Providers to counter competitive forces and pursue lucrative revenue opportunities,” says Ray Mota, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Synergy Research Group, “This continues to translate into dollars spent on infrastructure equipment providing intelligence and service delivery at the Edge of the Service Provider network.”
The fastest growing IPTV market segment was IPTV Set Top Boxes (STB), which grew 86 per cent year over the year