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Top IPTV vendors include Huawei, Harmonic, Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Verimatrix

Telecom Lead India: Verimatrix leads the Content Protection category in four of the six geographic regions.

Alcatel-Lucent leads in the Access category in four regions, according to Multimedia Research Group’s annual study IPTV Market Leader Report — Fall 2012.

Harmonic is atop the Video Headend category in two regions.

Huawei leads in three of the six product categories in the Asia Pacific and is gaining traction in Middle East/Africa — most of the changes taking place in leadership for the IPTV market are happening in these regions.

In North America, Google-Motorola is the winner, leading in three categories.

“IPTV is continuing its rapid growth worldwide but some of the more exciting opportunities are only just beginning in the Middle East/Africa and Latin America/Caribbean regions,” said Jose Alvear, senior research analyst at MRG.

While the growth in the number of new IPTV service providers has been slowing down because telcos around the world have already deployed IPTV services for a number of years, there are still plenty of new opportunities available to vendors in emerging markets.

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