MUMBAI: IPTV's share of the overall pay-TV subscriber base globally will grow from three per cent in 2008 to 14 per cent in 2013 at the expense of cable TV's share, which will decline from 76 per cent to 61 per cent over the same period.
A new media forecast service has been launched by Pyramid Research, the telecom research arm of Light Reading Communications Group.
The research estimates that IPTV will drive a global total of nine million net subscriber additions in 2008, 40 per cent of which will come from markets in the Asia/Pacific region.
The forecast also reveals that, with an increasing number of telcos deploying fibre amidst an increasing need to replace their fixed telephony business, FTTx networks are expected to account for close to 30 per cent of IPTV revenues in 2013.
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