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IPTV growth numbers out

The DSL Forum yesterday announced latest figures based on research by Point-Topic on IPTV take-up. They indicate a 179% rise in subscribers to television/broadcast services delivered over the Internet in the year to June 2007. The research also shows that DSL remains the dominant broadband access technology with almost 66% of subscribers using DSL services.

This brings the number of users watching IPTV services to over eight million. Over the year, Europe has accounted for much of this growth overtaking the Asia Pacific region on figures for the first six months of 2006.

IPTV subscriber growrth worldwide, first half of 2005-; / DSL Forum
Region H1 2005 H1 2006 H1 2007
Europe 521,000 1,505,000 4,984,000
Asia Pacific 612,000 987,000 2,176,000
Americas 267,000 409,000 1,069,000
Other users 70,000 50,000 0
Total Worldwide 1,470,000 2,950,000 8,229,000

IPTV applications enable the provisioning of enhanced Video-on-Demand services and are therefore likely to take off as the connectivity to homes improves as fibre-to-the-home or similar services help bridge the bandwidth gap.


How about naming some names of live production IPtv networks? Or is 5million across Europe just the rolled up total of various trials and what have you?

  • c_j_
  • over 13 years ago

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