Global IPTV Subscribers to Cross 100 Million by 2014

Friday, January 28th, 2011

With the expansion of broadband, Internet Protocol TV, or IPTV, has the potential to cause a paradigm shift in telecommunication services, and service providers, especially telecom operators, have a great opportunity to increase customer Average Revenue per User (ARPU). According to our research report “Global IPTV Market Forecast to 2014“, subscribers will rise to around 106 Million in 2014, expanding at a CAGR of around 24% during 2011-2014. Continuous improvement in the speed of broadband and availability of interactive applications will play a crucial role in the expansion of IPTV market around the globe.

European countries are the biggest market for IPTV, with France, the UK, and Germany leading the growth in the region. However, according to our research, Asian market will soon be dominating the global IPTV sector. This is due to the fact that, many Asian countries are deploying high-speed infrastructure to fulfill the need for technological convergence. Asian countries will also dominate in terms of number of households with immense potential to absorb IPTV services. Besides, decreasing service price and expanding middle class will foster the IPTV market where, China, Japan, and South Korea will grow rapidly during the forecast period.

IPTV represents an opportunity for telecommunication companies looking for new revenue streams beyond data and voice services. We have also found that, the number of IPTV subscribers will climb in those markets where FTTx deployment is powering ahead as consumers are switching to fiber for their broadband. Besides, most of the IPTV markets have not reached saturation, so there exists more opportunities for growth. At the service revenue front, video services, value-added media services, and IPTV operator advertising will contribute for the major chunk of IPTV services revenue in future.

Global IPTV Market Forecast to 2014” provides intensive research on the global IPTV market with focus on the fastest growing countries around the globe. Our report also provides infrastructure and regulatory developments in these countries. Besides, we have provided a detail analysis of key players with their business overview and strengths & weaknesses. The report will help clients in understanding the IPTV market and to meet the investment objectives.