Set-Top Shipments Down

Oct. 31, 2013
According to Infonetics Research, set-top box shipments are declining in North America and Western Europe, and growth in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region isn't enough to offset it. Worldwide set-top box revenue (IP/cable/satellite/DTT STBs and OTT me...
According to Infonetics Research, set-top box shipments are declining in North America and Western Europe, and growth in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region isn't enough to offset it.Worldwide set-top box revenue (IP/cable/satellite/DTT STBs and OTT media servers) totaled $4.3 billion in 2Q13, down 3% from 1Q13, and down 9% from the year-ago second quarter. In 2Q13, cable STB revenue declined 14% sequentially while unit shipments were flat, reflecting an increasingly heavier mix of single-tuner SD boxes for emerging markets.Pace is the global STB revenue share leader in 2Q13, overtaking Cisco, whose revenue fell sharply quarter-over-quarter. ARRIS moved into the No. 3 spot, bolstered by its acquisition of the Motorola Home division earlier this year.