IPTV equipment sales up 23% in 3Q07

Monday, December 17th, 2007
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CAMPBELL, CA — After a 32% jump in sales in the second quarter, worldwide IPTV equipment sales hit $682.5 million in the third quarter of 2007, up 23% sequentially, according to Infonetics Research’s quarterly ‘IPTV Equipment, Services, Subscribers, and Capex’ report.

Likewise, manufacturers of IP set-top boxes (STBs) saw revenue jump 35% worldwide in 3Q07 from 2Q07, the report shows.

“IPTV, in its pure and hybrid forms, continues to grow steadily and is poised for bigger growth as operators clear regulatory hurdles, as MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes become more widely available, and as operators lock up exclusive broadcasting arrangements with professional sports leagues, movie studios, and international programmers. We expect the number of IPTV subscribers to continue growing steadily, reaching 65 million worldwide in 2010,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for IPTV at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

  • Growth in worldwide service provider revenue from IPTV services is expected to grow more than 10-fold in the 5 years between 2006 and 2010
  • Worldwide IPTV middleware revenue is up 1% in 3Q07 from 2Q07
  • Motorola leads in the worldwide pure IP STB and hybrid IP/QAM STB markets in 3Q07; Dasan Networks leads the hybrid IP/over-the-air STB market
  • 51% of worldwide IPTV equipment revenue in 3Q07 comes from Asia Pacific, 33% from EMEA, 16% from North America, and 1% from CALA

Infonetics’ IPTV report provides top player analysis, current and forecasted market size, and select market share for IPTV equipment, service revenue, subscribers, and content and transport infrastructure capex. IPTV equipment includes integrated digital headend platforms, VOD/streaming content servers, universal edge QAMs, IP video encoders (split by MPEG-2, MPEG-4, standard and high definition IP), IPTV middleware/content delivery platforms (CDPs), and IP STBs. IP STBs, IPTV services, and IPTV subscribers are further split by pure IPTV vs. hybrid IPTV/over-the-air vs. hybrid IPTV/QAM.

Companies tracked include 2Wire, ADB, Amino, Celrun, Dasan Networks, Huawei, Motorola, Netgem, Pace, Philips, Sagem, Samsung, Scientific Atlanta, Siemens, Sumitomo, Tatung, Telsey, Thomson, Tilgin, UTStarcom, Yuxing, and others.

Download sample data by logging in to Infonetics’ access portal from www.infonetics.com (see the IPTV and IP Video area). For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at larry@infonetics.com or +1 (408) 583-3335.