SOURCE: Infonetics Research

April 03, 2007 14:05 ET

Worldwide IPTV equipment revenue tops $1B in 2006

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- According to a new report from market research firm Infonetics Research, IPTV equipment sales, service revenue, subscribers, and service provider capex all posted phenomenal growth in 2006, and are expected to continue surging through 2010.

The report, "IPTV Equipment, Services, Subscribers, and Capex," shows that worldwide IPTV equipment manufacturer revenue jumped 150% in 2006, easily passing the $1 billion mark.

While the IPTV equipment market is expected to grow at a more moderate pace in coming years, all categories but one tracked by Infonetics are forecast to at least double or triple between 2006 and 2010.

"IPTV subscribers and service revenue continue to grow around the world, as incumbent telcos have joined their upstart competitors in EMEA and Asia Pacific in rolling out high quality IPTV services. As is typical with early technologies, the geographic disparities in terms of subscriber uptake will be significant -- look no further than France, with its high penetration of IPTV, and Germany, which is just getting underway. The evolving regulatory landscape adds another variable to overall IPTV growth rates," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research.

Market Highlights

--  The number of IPTV subscribers grew 166% in 2006, hitting 7.2 million
    worldwide, with continued strong growth forecast through 2010
--  IPTV service provider revenue jumped 178% in 2006 to $2.8 billion
    worldwide, with growth expected to continue in the double to triple digits
    every year worldwide
--  EMEA is the leading region for IPTV service revenue, accounting for
    49% of the worldwide total in 2006, followed by Asia Pacific with 35%
--  Worldwide IP set-top box revenue dipped a bit in the fourth quarter
    but nearly tripled from 2005 to 2006, reaching $455 million (up 195%)
--  Motorola maintains its worldwide lead in the IP set-top box market in
    2006; Amino Communications moves up to 2nd place, while Yuxing moves down
    to 3rd
Infonetics' IPTV 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, IP video encoders, IPTV middleware (content 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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3359
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