SOURCE: Infonetics Research

May 04, 2006 15:26 ET

IPTV equipment sales hit $400M in 2005, set to top $6B in 2009, says Infonetics

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- The fanfare around IPTV is more than just hype, says a new report by Infonetics Research.

According to the report, equipment sales, service revenue, subscribers, and service provider capex all increased dramatically between 2004 and 2005, and are expected to explode by 2009.

With worldwide IPTV subscribers swelling to 53 million by 2009, service providers are investing rapidly increasing amounts on IPTV content and transport equipment. In 2009, $26 billion of worldwide service provider capex will be spent on IPTV infrastructure.

Meanwhile, worldwide IPTV equipment revenue will surge to $6 billion, and service revenue will jump to $38 billion. Broadband service providers with DSL and FTTH services account for the bulk of IPTV service revenue now, but cable broadband providers will also migrate to all-IP triple-play services in the next few years, and offer wireless services as well.

"Service providers expect huge returns from IPTV, and they are investing heavily in IPTV infrastructure to ensure those returns," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for IPTV at Infonetics Research. "Right now they're focused on transport infrastructure, upgrading their access networks with higher-bandwidth ADSL2+, VDSL2, and FTTH platforms, and adding IP edge routers and Ethernet routers and switches to handle the expected traffic demands of the escalating numbers of IPTV subscribers. Over the next four years, though, their investments will shift a bit to content infrastructure, so they'll spend more on things like video on demand servers, encoders, content security platforms, and headend equipment."

2005 Highlights -

--  Worldwide IPTV equipment revenue topped $400 million
--  EMEA is the leading region for IPTV service revenue, accounting for
    48% of the worldwide total
--  IP set top box (STB) revenue represents 42% of all IPTV equipment
    revenue, as service providers began volume purchases of MPEG-2 enabled STBs
    for the presentation of IPTV content
--  IP STB sales will nearly double every year for the next 3 years
--  The number of IPTV subscribers in Asia Pacific almost doubled between
    2004 and 2005, where faster forms of DSL like VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ are
    stimulating subscriber growth
--  The number of IPTV subscribers in North America will increase more
    than 40-fold between 2005 and 2009
Infonetics' "IPTV Equipment, Services, and Subscribers" report provides top player analysis, current and forecasted market size, and forecasts for IPTV equipment, services revenue, subscribers, and content and transport infrastructure capex. IPTV equipment tracked includes integrated digital headend platforms, video on demand servers, IPTV service delivery platforms, and IP set top boxes.

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Infonetics Research ( is the premier international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

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    Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV
    Infonetics Research
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