According to a recent report from IDC, fiber access and in particular ethernet passive optical network technologies (EPON) offer the best opportunity for the access equipment market to capitalize on IPTV. Fiber access equipment is expected to grow at 17 percent a year between 2004 and 2009, when the market should be worth $1.9 billion. EPON is particularly crucial to the Asian IPTV market as Japanese carriers NTT, KDDI and Softbank BB are currently deploying residential EPONs in production quantities. China Telecom is also conducting an EPON trial as are several Korean telcos. ChungHwa Telecom says it is committed to EPON deployment.
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