|[November 07, 2012]
Microsoft Extends Lead to 23% of the IPTV Middleware Market, According to ABI Research
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microsoft's (News - Alert) Mediaroom IPTV platform leads the IPTV middleware market and
continues to grow in market share as of mid-2012 to 23% of deployed IPTV
boxes, despite an environment that is beginning to fragment with many
small and regional players. Chinese system integrators ZTE and Huawei
also play strongly in the market, based on strong and growing IPTV
platforms within China, notably those by China Telecom (News - Alert), which use
different suppliers on a regional basis. "There is a strong split in the
IPTV middleware market between system integrators providing an entire
solution and specialists in applications and customer experience,"
according to Sam Rosen, ABI Research practice director for TV & video.
"With the exception of Cisco, who recently purchased NDS (News - Alert), the system
integrator's role in customer experience will likely decline over the
next few years; instead, this role will be left to client-centric
middleware companies with better user experience," continued Sam Rosen.
"In addition to Microsoft, companies such as Viaccess-Orca (a subsidiary
of Fance Telecom), Netgem, and others, all have a distinct philosophy
on how to create an IPTV (News - Alert) system." Overall growth in IPTV households,
however, means that few companies are likely to lose out. IPTV
households will grow from 80 million in 2012 to 117 million in 2017,
with growth driven by Asia-Pacific.
These findings are part of ABI Research's (News - Alert) Video
SW Middleware and DRM (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/video-sw-middleware-and-drm/)
Research Service, which includes Research Reports, Market Data,
Insights, and Competitive Assessments. The service covers Middleware,
including current operator initiatives such as advanced advertising,
extension of user experience to search, recommendation and discovery,
and the increasing role of hybrid delivery to cable, satellite, IPTV,
and DTT platforms.
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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