IP Set-Top Sales Set for Growth

In the pay TV services market, telcos are adding new video services that require new IP set-top boxes. The addition of more HD channels and over-the-top (OTT) video services will be strong contributors to IP set-top market growth over the next few years, accordi...

In the pay TV services market, telcos are adding new video services that require new IP set-top boxes. The addition of more HD channels and over-the-top (OTT) video services will be strong contributors to IP set-top market growth over the next few years, according to In-Stat (www.in-stat.com).

In-Stat's report "Worldwide IP Set-Top Boxes: Moving Beyond the Telco" indicates the following:

* The IP set top box market will grow 24% in 2010.

* Motorola remained the market share leader in 2009 with 27%.

* There is some vendor consolidation taking place, with ADB buying Pirelli in 2010.

* Excluding the Middle East/Africa and Latin America regions, which are growing from a small base, the North American market will see the strongest growth over the forecast period.

* In-Stat expects slower price erosion on the set-top box silicon since many SoCs have already eliminated other discrete ICs.

For an overview of the report, go to http://www.instat.com/catalog/mmcatalogue.asp?id=162#IN1004679ME.
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