MRG Ranks Global IPTV Market Leaders: Alcatel-Lucent, Google/Motorola, Harmonic, Microsoft And Verimatrix

More Than 65 Vendors Profiled

Nov 15, 2012, 07:52 ET from Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG), the market leader in the Video and Media ecosystem for more than 20 years, is excited to release its highly comprehensive annual study IPTV Market Leader Report (by Product and Region) — Fall 2012.


"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.."

MRG is the only company to track and rank IPTV vendors for each of the six product categories, and has been doing so for many years.

Key findings from this study include:

  • Vendors that ranked first globally in each product category are: Alcatel-Lucent in Access, Harmonic in VHE, Microsoft in VoD and Middleware, Google/Motorola in Set-Top Boxes and Verimatrix in CP/DRM.
  • In addition to also being global leaders, Verimatrix leads the Content Protection category in four of the six geographic regions, Alcatel-Lucent leads in the Access category in four regions, and 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.

The report features IPTV vendor rankings for six product categories with totals for each region, as well as globally. More than 60 vendors and 900 IPTV service providers are tracked in report comprised of a PDF and an accompanying Excel file.

About Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, MRG provides video and media market analytics and industry intelligence of new technologies and strategic consulting services for its clients.  At the core of MRG's value proposition is an acute focus on outperforming growth targets, identifying and mitigating risks, strategically assessing new market opportunities and identifying potentially disruptive technologies.

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