Telecom Lead Asia: The percentage of operators offering
IPTV services using a residential gateway will increase from 88 percent in
2012, to 100 percent by 2013, Infonetics Research.
The study done by Infonetics Research further added that
the number of operators offering WiFi hotspot access using a residential
gateway will grow to 82 percent by 2013.
According to the study, Huawei,
Pace, and ZTE are the top 3 residential gateway vendors.
With residential gateway revenue dropping because of
price declines and a saturated broadband subscriber base, operators are looking
to new services to increase revenue per subscriber,” said Jeff Heynen,
directing analyst for broadband access and video at Infonetics Research.
The firm said that it is clear that operators see their
broadband access lines (be they DSL, cable, or FTTH) as a conduit for new
revenue-generating services, far beyond today’s voice, data, and broadcast
The most critical residential gateway features are those
that help operators deliver video and ensure video quality, including IGMP,
TR-069 management, and IPv6. Moreover, service providers are reluctant to offer
integrated ONTs and residential gateways.
The fastest growing new services that operators plan to
offer over residential gateways are home automation, home security, and
multiscreen video (wireless distribution of video to set-top boxes, PCs,
tablets, and mobile phones in the home), but there are many others gaining
popularity, including online gaming and video telephony.
Residential gateways are a better fit than basic modems
for these types of services because they can be remotely managed and
provisioned, have an open application layer to add and customize new features,
and offer higher throughput and greater security features. In essence,
residential gateways are becoming the gatekeeper for new, high-margin,
revenue-generating traffic for operators,” Heynen added.
Telecom markets in India, China to drive residential gateway
market to 12.6 million units in 2015 : IHS
Residential gateway and thin client shipments are
projected to reach 4.2 million units in 2012, up from 345,000 last year and
1,000 in 2010. Shipments will increase to 6.7 million units in 2013, to 10.4
million in 2014 and to 12.6 million by 2015, according to IHS. Countries like
Brazil, Russia, India and China may drive the gateway space during the latter
part of the decade and beyond.