Cable operators spend around 2/5 of Capex for set-top box upgrades

Telecom Lead India: Many global cable operators spend around 2/5 of their total annual Capex to set-top box upgrades.

The top 3 cable video service operators by subscribers are Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Jiangsu Cable TV.

The global video infrastructure market, including IPTV, cable, and satellite video infrastructure, totaled $199.5 million in 2Q12, grew 5 percent from the year-ago 2nd quarter.

Telco IPTV, cable, and satellite subscriber growth continues unabated in Latin America and Asia Pacific.

There is sustained investment in Brazil to build up capabilities ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Huawei and ZTE dominate the VOD and streaming content server market, together accounting for more than half of worldwide revenue in 2Q12.

“Due to 7 percent increase in encoder spending by North American cable and satellite operators, video infrastructure market saw a return to growth in the second quarter,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “The market continues to be driven by cable and satellite operators upgrading their encoding infrastructure to support more high-definition channels and unicast video-on-demand content.”

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