equipment sales exploding to $6.8B, subscribers to 68.9M by 2009,
October 31, 2006
Campbell, CA -- There are many challenges to
overcome before IPTV goes mainstream, says a new report from market
research firm Infonetics Research, but many of those challenges are
expected to be overcome soon enough for the number of worldwide IPTV
subscribers to more than double just about every year from 2005 to
2009, when it will reach 68.9 million subscribers.
forecasts IPTV service revenue and service provider capex to
increase dramatically as well, and sales of IPTV equipment to
skyrocket -- from $371 million to $6.8 billion -- between 2005 and
"IPTV is still in the 'kick the tire' phase, with service providers
doing trials rather than mass deployments, but there's no question
that IPTV is going mainstream," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst
for Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research and lead author of the
"IPTV Equipment, Services, and Subscribers" report.
"The only question is about the timeline, because there are a lot of
pieces to this puzzle, and what looked like a 1,500-piece puzzle is
really a 5,000-piece puzzle that's more complicated to sort out,"
Heynen continued. "The technical hurdles are well known, but the
regulatory issues are less predictable. Legislators are asking, 'How
do we treat and regulate IPTV?' While content owners are asking,
'How do we best take advantage of these new markets?' It's complex,
and depending on how the regulatory and content licensing
discussions go, the timeline for IPTV taking off could either slow
down or speed up."
- Service providers are expected to generate significant IPTV
revenue between 2005 and 2009, with worldwide revenue increasing at
five-year compound annual growth rate
- The bulk of IPTV service revenue is being generated by providers
- Service providers are dedicating rapidly increasing amounts of
their capital expenditure dollars to IPTV infrastructure, including
content and transport equipment, with worldwide IPTV capex growing
at a 41%
CAGR between 2005 and 2009
- The number of IPTV subscribers in Asia Pacific more than tripled
between 2004 and 2005, where faster forms of DSL like VDSL2 and
are stimulating subscriber growth
The number of IP set top boxes (STBs) sold worldwide will nearly
triple between 2006 and 2007, led by China-based Yuxing InfoTech and
based Amino Communications, who are currently the worldwide leaders
STB unit shipment market share
Infonetics' IPTV report provides top player analysis, current and
forecasted market size, and forecasts for IPTV services revenue,
subscribers, content and transport infrastructure capex, and
equipment (integrated digital headend platforms, VoD servers, IPTV
video encoders, IPTV middleware [content delivery platforms], and IP
STBs). The report also provides market share for IP STBs.
For sales, contact Larry Howard, email@example.com, (408)
583-3335, or download sample data at www.info.infonetics.com.
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) 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.
Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV