2012

2012 IPTV Market Leader Report




Abstract

This new MLR edition tracks the top 120 IPTV Vendors in 24 sub-sectors that are leading the IPTV market globally and in four geographical regions based on the deployments in 953 IPTV Service Providers (SPs) worldwide. The report ranks and evaluates the position of Vendors that provide IPTV Access Systems, Video Headend (Encoder) Systems (VHEs), Video-on-Demand Server Software (VOD), Set-top Boxes (STBs), Middleware (MW), and Content Protection/Digital Rights Management (CP/DRM).

Vendors Ranked Global Number 1 (Q3/11) 
Product Category Global 1st
Access Alcatel-Lucent
Video Headend Motorola
Video-on-Demand Microsoft
Set-top Box Motorola
Middleware Microsoft
Content Protection/ Digital Rights Management Verimatrix

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Larger IPTV Vendors are building a full IPTV ecosystem so they can continue to work with large Telcos around the world. For example, Motorola recently acquired a CP/DRM (Content Protection) Vendor (SecureMedia), a VOD Vendor (BitBand), and MW Vendor (Dreampark) and now appears in all six IPTV product segments. Google has acquired Widevine and hopes to acquire Motorola (pending EU approval).

Rank Changes Charted (Sector & Region)

XYZ Company’s Market Position (Sample)

Type
Asia
Europe
North America
Rest of World
Grand Total
Access
9 (↓2)
6 (↓1)
6
12 (↓2)
VHE
9 (new)
8 (↑1)
10 (↑1)

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Using the recently unveiled RankTracker™ system, this report includes added Vendor-ranking profiles for all Vendors ranked within the top 10 in all regional sectors (compared to the top 5 in the past). Also, up/down arrows are added alongside the Vendor rankings, making it easier to understand how each Vendor is faring compared with the last MLR (see sample above).

Growth Prospects Also Charted

XYZ Company’s Significant Service Provider Deploymens (Sample)

Type
Asia
Europe
North America
Rest of World
Grand Total
CP/DRM
1
6
2
9

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In addition, this report tracks the growth prospects for each Vendor company (see sample above). This is accomplished by tracking how many large IPTV service deployments the Vendor is part of. A Service Provider is identified as a significant deployment if it is currently among the top 25 IPTV Operators in terms of total IPTV subscribers. A list of the top 25 IPTV Operators can be found in Table 1-3 of the report. For every Vendor, tables are included that count the Vendor’s significant IPTV deployments, both globally and within each geographic region.

 New Feature: Leaders by Customer Tiers for Set-top Boxes and Middleware

Another new feature of RankTracker™ is a breakdown of Set-top Box and Middleware Vendors by the number of customers and subscribers in a specific subscriber tier, which can be found in Chapter 8: Rankings by Customer Tiers for Set-top Boxes and Middleware. This new feature involves breaking down Service Providers into five “Tier” levels, based on the number of subscribers each Service Provider has. For example, Tier-1 Service Providers are those with over 1 million subscribers, while Tier-5 are those with under 50,000 subscribers. By breaking down rankings in this manner, it is easier to see which Vendors are working with large, medium or smaller Service Providers. This gives a different view of how Vendors are working with Service Providers, and can shed light on which of them work with the smallest Providers, for example.

While this trend continues for larger Vendors to support multiple regions, some smaller Vendors continue to serve small IPTV Operators, often in their own region of the world. In the Set-top Box segment, for example, some small Vendors, like AirTies, Entone and SmartLabs, serve just a few regions, but a wide variety of Operators. Other small Middleware Vendors, such as BeeSmart, Espial and Minerva Networks, have successfully won many Tier 3-5 customers by focusing on a few key regions.

Tier Levels Defined by Number of Subscribers per Service Provider
Tier
Number of Subscribers
1
Over 1 million
2
Between 500,000 and 999,999
3
Between 100,000 and 499,999
4
Between 50,000 and 99,999
5
Under 50,000
Other
Unranked
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Methodology

This MLR report is part of the IPTV Tracking Service offered by the Multimedia Research Group, Inc. At the core of the data for both of these breakdowns is the number of IPTV subscribers for each Service Provider. A combination of primary and secondary research methods are used to gather data for this report, including official company press releases and briefings with IPTV Operators and Vendors. In-depth primary research is conducted by surveying IPTV Vendors and verifying their customers and deployments around the world. Additionally, subscriber counts are verified by triangulating data from multiple Vendors, using a top-down and bottom-up approach. Although many IPTV Vendors are verified on any given IPTV deployment, there are still some IPTV Vendors that have not been identified. Once data about each Service Provider’s subscriber numbers is gathered and verified, it is allocated to its Vendors in each product segment. The data gathered is then separated into rankings for five of the IPTV product segments, within the four geographic regions and globally.

The one exception is the Video Headend (encoder) segment, where market positions are based on the reported number of IPTV (Broadcast) channels provided (rather than subscribers) using each Vendor’s products.

The rankings in this IPTV Market Leaders Report (MLR) are based on a database of IPTV Service Providers that has been gathered over the past 9 years since 2002. As shown in the table below, there are 935 total IPTV Service Providers in this database with 473 of them (51%) in North America. This is up from 913 total IPTV Service Providers since the Spring 2011 IPTV Market Leader Report in May 2011.

 

Count of Service Providers Used for this Report

Region

March
2010
November 2010
May
2011
December
2011

Asia

116
117
120
120

Europe

206
207
212
221

NA

426
440
466
473

ROW

108
111
115
121

Grand Total

853
875
913
935

Source: Copyright © 2011 MRG, Inc.

Definitions

This report defines IPTV as the delivery of video (broadcast or Video-on-Demand) via Internet Protocol (IP) to a Set-top Box over a managed network. This managed network is either copper (DSL), fiber (FTTx) or a combination of both. Typically, most deployments are by Telcos, Internet Service Providers or other Broadband Operators. This report des not count Cable or Satellite Operators, although a slow—yet steady—migration towards IP for some Cable Providers is being seen.

This report excludes best-effort or “over-the-top” (OTT) video services that are delivered over the public, unmanaged Internet such as Amazon, BBC iPlayer, Blockbuster, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, Sky Player, YouTube, VUDU or others. MRG offers separate reports for OTT services.

At the present time, this report also excludes hospitality and hotel services, for which a separate report is published by MRG, Inc.

However, included are a number of hybrid IPTV services that include free over-the-air (OTA or DTT) signals, such as BT Vision in the U.K. Also included is Verizon in the U.S., even though it uses an RF infrastructure for Broadcast TV, and IPTV for Video-on-Demand, which makes Verizon a hybrid Operator as well.

The IPTV Market Leaders Report is a must-have for IPTV Vendors and Service Providers needing updated navigation and market positioning tools for challenging economic times.


1           Executive Summary
1.1         Definitions
1.2         Top 25 Global IPTV Service Providers
1.3         Vendors Ranked Number One
1.4         IPTV Vendor Trends
1.4.1      Access Systems
1.4.2      Video Headend Systems
1.4.3      Video-on-Demand Server Software
1.4.4      Set-top Boxes
1.4.5      Middleware
1.4.6      Content Protection/Digital Rights Management
1.4.7      New Feature: Leaders by Customer Tiers for Set-top Box and Middleware

2           Access Systems Market Leaders
2.1         Future Growth Prospects
2.2         Global Market
2.3         Asian Market
2.4         European Market
2.5         North American (NA) Market
2.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

3           Video Headend Systems Market Leaders 
3.1         Future Growth Prospects
3.2         Global Market
3.3         Asian Market
3.4         European Market
3.5         North American (NA) Market
3.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

4           VOD Server Software Market Leaders 
4.1         Future Growth Prospects
4.2         Global Market
4.3         Asian Market
4.4         European Market
4.5         North American (NA) Market
4.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

5           Set-top Box Market Leaders 
5.1         Future Growth Prospects
5.2         Global Market
5.3         Asian Market
5.4         European Market
5.5         North American (NA) Market
5.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

6           Middleware Market Leaders 
6.1         Future Growth Prospects
6.2         Global Market
6.3         Asian Market
6.4         European Market
6.5         North American (NA) Market
6.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

7           Content Protection/Digital Rights Management Market Leaders
7.1         Future Growth Prospects
7.2         Global Market
7.3         Asian Market
7.4         European Market
7.5         North American (NA) Market
7.6         Rest-of-the-World (ROW) Market

8           Rankings by Customer Tiers for Set-top Boxes and Middleware
8.1         Customer Tier Levels Defined
8.2         Set-top Box Rankings by Customer Tiers
8.2.1      Set-top Box Vendor Rankings Among Tier-1 Service Providers
8.2.2      Set-top Box Vendor Rankings Among Tier-2 Service Providers
8.2.3      Set-top Box Vendor Rankings Among Tier-3 Service Providers
8.2.4      Set-top Box Vendor Rankings Among Tier-4 Service Providers
8.2.5      Set-top Box Vendor Rankings Among Tier-5 Service Providers
8.3         Middleware Rankings by Customer Tiers
8.3.1      Middleware Vendor Rankings Among Tier-1 Service Providers
8.3.2      Middleware Vendor Rankings Among Tier-2 Service Providers
8.3.3      Middleware Vendor Rankings Among Tier-3 Service Providers
8.3.4      Middleware Vendor Rankings Among Tier-4 Service Providers
8.3.5      Middleware Vendor Rankings Among Tier-5 Service Providers

9           Changes in Vendor Rankings and Service Provider Developments 
9.1         Vendors Participating in Multiple Product Segments
9.1.1      Alcatel-Lucent
9.1.2      Alticast
9.1.3      Cisco Systems
9.1.4      Conklin-Intracom
9.1.5      Dasan Networks
9.1.6      Ericsson
9.1.7      Espial
9.1.8      Harmonic
9.1.9      Huawei
9.1.10    Microsoft
9.1.11    Motorola
9.1.12    Netgem
9.1.13    Nokia Siemens Networks
9.1.14    OKI
9.1.15    Pace/Latens
9.1.16    PCCW
9.1.17    Samsung
9.1.18    SeaChange
9.1.19    SmartLabs
9.1.20    Technicolor
9.1.21    UTStarcom
9.1.22    ZTE

9.2         Access Systems Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.2.1      Allied Telesis
9.2.2      Calix
9.2.3      ECI Telecom
9.2.4      Enablence Technologies
9.2.5      NEC
9.2.6      Tellabs
9.2.7      Zhone Technologies

9.3         Video Headend Systems Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.3.1      Appear TV
9.3.2      ATEME
9.3.3      Optibase
9.3.4      Skitter

9.4         Video-on-Demand Server Software Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.4.1      Anevia
9.4.2      ARRIS
9.4.3      Broadpeak
9.4.4      CASTIS
9.4.5      Edgeware

9.5         Set-top Box Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.5.1      ADB
9.5.2      AirTies
9.5.3      Amino
9.5.4      Celrun
9.5.5      Entone
9.5.6      GCT-Allwell
9.5.7      HwaCom
9.5.8      Hybroad/Yuxing
9.5.9      Sagemcom

9.6         Middleware Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.6.1      BeeSmart
9.6.2      CTI
9.6.3      LG Electronics
9.6.4      Minerva Networks
9.6.5      Orca Interactive

9.7         Content Protection and Digital Rights Management Vendors – Regional Top 10 Standalone
9.7.1      CoreTrust
9.7.2      Google/Widevine
9.7.3      Irdeto
9.7.4      Nagravision
9.7.5      NDS
9.7.6      Verimatrix
9.7.7      Viaccess

10         Index of Companies

Not Applicable

 

Table 1-1:     Tier Levels Defined by Number of Subscribers per Service Provider
Table 1-2:     Count of Service Providers Used for this Report
Table 1-3:     Global Top 25 IPTV Service Providers (By Total Subscribers)
Table 1-4:     Vendors Ranked Number One
Table 2-1:     Access Systems Market Rankings
Table 2-2:     Access Systems Market Leaders
Table 2-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Access Vendors
Table 3-1:     Video Headend Market Rankings
Table 3-2:     Video Headend Market Leaders
Table 3-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Video Headend Vendors
Table 4-1:     Video-on-Demand Server Software Market Rankings
Table 4-2:     Video-on-Demand Server Software Market Leaders
Table 4-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Video-on-Demand Vendors
Table 5-1:     Set-top Box Market Rankings
Table 5-2:     Set-top Box Market Leaders
Table 5-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Set-top Box Vendors
Table 6-1:     Middleware Market Rankings
Table 6-2:     Middleware Market Leaders
Table 6-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Middleware Vendors
Table 7-1:     Content Protection/Digital Rights Management Market Rankings
Table 7-2:     Content Protection/Digital Rights Management Market Leaders
Table 7-3:     Growth Prospects for Leading Content Protection/DRM Vendors
Table 8-1:     Tier Levels Defined by Number of Subscribers per Service Provider
Table 8-2:     Total Set-top Box Subscribers by Service Provider Tier
Table 8-3:     Count of SP Customers by Tier and Set-top Box Vendors
Table 8-4:     Set-top Box Market Rankings by Tier-1 Service Providers (Over 1 Million)
Table 8-5:     Set-top Box Market Rankings by Tier-2 Service Providers (Between 500,000 and 999,999)
Table 8-6:     Set-top Box Market Rankings by Tier-3 Service Providers (Between 100,000 and 499,999)
Table 8-7:     Set-top Box Market Rankings by Tier-4 Service Providers (Between 50,000 and 99,999)
Table 8-8:     Set-top Box Market Rankings by Tier-5 Service Providers (Under 50,000)
Table 8-9:     Total Middleware Subscribers by Service Provider Tier
Table 8-10:   Count of SP Customers by Tier and Middleware Vendors
Table 8-11:   Middleware Market Rankings by Tier-1 Service Providers (Over 1 Million)
Table 8-12:   Middleware Market Rankings by Tier-2 Service Providers (Between 500,000 and 999,999)
Table 8-13:   Middleware Market Rankings by Tier-3 Service Providers (Between 100,000 and 499,999)
Table 8-14:   Middleware Market Rankings by Tier-4 Service Providers (Between 50,000 and 99,999)
Table 8-15:   Middleware Market Rankings by Tier-5 Service Providers (Under 50,000)
Table 9-1:     Alcatel-Lucent’s Market Position
Table 9-2:     Alcatel-Lucent’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-3:     Aticast’s Market Position
Table 9-4:     Alticast’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-4:     Cisco Systems’ Market Position
Table 9-5:     Cisco Systems’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-6:     Conklin-Intracom’s Market Position
Table 9-8:     Dasan Networks’ Market Position
Table 9-9:     Dasan Networks’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-10:   Ericsson’s Market Position
Table 9-11:   Ericsson’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-12:   Espial’s Market Position
Table 9-13:   Espial’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-14:   Harmonic’s Market Position
Table 9-15:   Harmonic’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-16:   Huawei’s Market Position
Table 9-17:   Huawei’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-18:   Microsoft’s Market Position
Table 9-19:   Microsoft’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-20:   Motorola’s Market Position
Table 9-21:   Motorola’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-22:   Netgem’s Market Position
Table 9-23:   Netgem’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-24:   Nokia Siemens Networks’ Market Position
Table 9-25:   Nokia Siemens Networks’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-26:   OKI’s Market Position
Table 9-27:   OKI’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-28:   Pace/Latens’ Market Position
Table 9-29:   Pace/Latens’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-30:   PCCW’s Market Position
Table 9-31:   PCCW’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-32:   Samsung’s Market Position
Table 9-33:   Samsung’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-34:   SeaChange’s Market Position
Table 9-35:   SeaChange’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-36:   SmartLabs’ Market Position
Table 9-37:   Technicolor’s Market Position
Table 9-38:   Technicolor’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-39:   UTStarcom’s Market Position
Table 9-40:   UTStarcom’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-41:   ZTE’s Market Position
Table 9-42:   ZTE’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-43:   Allied Telesis’ Market Position
Table 9-44:   Calix’s Market Position
Table 9-45:   ECI Telecom’s Market Position
Table 9-46:   ECI Telecom’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-47:   Enablence Technologies’ Market Position
Table 9-48:   NEC’s Market Position
Table 9-49:   NEC’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-50:   Tellabs’ Market Position
Table 9-51:   Tellabs’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-52:   Zhone Technologies’ Market Position
Table 9-53:   Appear TV’s Market Position
Table 9-54:   ATEME’s Market Position
Table 9-55:   ATEME’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-56:   Optibase’s Market Position
Table 9-57:   Optibase’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-58:   Skitter’s Market Position
Table 9-59:   Anevia’s Market Position
Table 9-60:   ARRIS’ Market Position
Table 9-61:   ARRIS’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-62:   Broadpeak’s Market Position
Table 9-63:   Broadpeak’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-64:   CASTIS’ Market Position
Table 9-65:   CASTIS’ Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-66:   Edgeware’s Market Position
Table 9-67:   Edgeware’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-68:   ADB’s Market Position
Table 9-69:   ADB’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-70:   AirTies’ Market Position
Table 9-71:   Amino’s Market Position
Table 9-72:   Amino’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-73:   Celrun’s Market Position
Table 9-74:   Celrun’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-75:   Entone’s Market Position
Table 9-76:   GCT-Allwell’s Market Position
Table 9-77:   HwaCom’s Market Position
Table 9-78:   HwaCom’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-79:   Hybroad/Yuxing’s Market Position
Table 9-80:   Hybroad/Yuxing’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-81:   Sagemcom’s Market Position
Table 9-82:   Sagemcom’s Significant Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-83:   BeeSmart’s Market Position
Table 9-84:   CTI’s Market Position
Table 9-85:   LG Electronics’ Market Position
Table 9-86:   LG Electronics’ Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-87:   Minerva Networks’ Market Position
Table 9-88:   Minerva Networks’ Service Provider Deployments
Table 8-89:   Orca Interactive’s Market Position
Table 9-90:   Orca Interactive’s Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-91:   CoreTrust’s Market Position
Table 9-92:   CoreTrust’s Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-93:   Google/Widevine’s Market Position
Table 9-94:   Google/Widevine’s Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-95:   Irdeto’s Market Position
Table 9-96:   Nagravison’s Market Position
Table 9-97:   Nagravison’s Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-98:   NDS’ Market Position
Table 9-99:   NDS’ Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-100:   Verimatrix’s Market Position
Table 9-101:   Verimatrix’s Service Provider Deployments
Table 9-101:   Viaccess’ Market Position
Table 9-103:   Viaccess’ Service Provider Deployments

ActiveVideo KPN
ADB
(Pirelli)
KT
(Korea Telecom)
AirTies Latens
(See Pace Micro Technology)
Alcatel-Lucent
(A-L)
LG Dacom
(See LG U+)
Allied Telesis LG Electronics
Alloptic (See CTDI) LG U+
(LG Dacom)
Alticast Microsoft
Amazon.com Minerva Networks
Amino
(Tilgin)
Motorola
(BitBand, Dreampark, Modulus Video, Motorola/BitBand, Motorola/Dreampark, Motorola/SecureMedia, SecureMedia, Tut Systems)
Anevia Nagravision
Appear TV NDS
Apple Inc.
(iTunes)
NEC
ARRIS Netflix, Inc.
AT&T Netgem
ATEME Neuf Cegetel
(See SFR)
BBC
(iPlayer)
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)
BeeSmart NTT Plala
Belgacom OKI
Beltelecom Optibase
Blockbuster Inc. Orange France Telecom
Bouygues Telecom Orca Interactive
Broadpeak OTE
BT
(BT Vision)
Pace Micro Technology
(Latens, Pace, Pace/Latens)
Calix
(Occam Networks)
Panasonic
CASTIS PCCW
(Cascade)
Celrun Sagemcom
China Telecom Samsung
China Unicom SeaChange
Chunghwa Telecom SFR
(Neuf Cegetel)
Cisco Systems
(BNI Video, Cisco, Scientific-Atlanta)
Shanghai Telecom
Comcast SingTel
Communications Technology Innovations (CTI) SK Broadband
Comptel Skitter
Conklin-Intracom Sky Player
CoreTrust SmartLabs
CTDI
(Alloptic)
Softbank Yahoo
CTI
(See Communications Technology Innovations)
Swisscom
Dasan Networks Technicolor
(Thomson)
Deutsche Telekom Telecom Italia
ECI Telecom Telefónica
Edgeware TeliaSonera
Enablence Technologies
(Pannaway, Teledata)
Tellabs
Entone Telstra
Ericsson Tiscali
Espial UTStarcom
Foxconn
(Foxconn Technology Group)
Verimatrix
(Comvenient)
Free Verizon
GCT-Allwell Viaccess
Google
(Google/Motorola, Google/Widevine, Widevine)
Vimpelcom
Harmonic Virgin Media
Huawei Volny
Hulu VUDU, Inc.
Humax Widevine
(See Google)
HwaCom YouTube
Hybroad
(Hybroad/Yuxing, Yuxing)
Zentek
Hyundai Digital Zhone Technologies
Irdeto ZTE

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