The 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 are set to increase substantially over the next two years and approach close to 40 million by 2010. Synergy research further 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.
“The Service Providers that have been early adopters of IPTV have arrived at an inflection point that is no longer driven by market share gain but by profit,” says Ray Mota, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Synergy Research Group. “The requirement to increase IPTV network efficiency has become vitally important, IPTV equipment manufacturers that realise this shift in perspective can tailor their