The IP set top box unit shipments
will surpass 21 million in 2011 with 14 percent growth, according to In-Stat.
Motorola remained the market share leader in 2010 with
21percent of the market.
North American IP STB unit shipments will increase 48
percent in 2012.
In 2013, Western Europe will account for 46 percent of
worldwide IP STB revenues.
The recent up-tick in IP set top
boxes is a result of Telcos gaining subscribers from cable and satellite
providers, as well as replacing the boxes of current subscribers,” said
Michelle Abraham, research director, In-Stat.
Future increases for IP set top
box shipments will likely be driven by service providers moving to a
server/client architecture where there is a media gateway/server located in the
media room of the house that shares its content with client boxes that are
distributed throughout the rest of the home. These client boxes will be IP
STBs. DirectTV is one of the first providers to offer this service, but In-Stat
expects that others will follow over the next few years,” Abraham added.
By Telecomlead.com Team