Report: HDTV and DVRs to boost STB market

According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, the IPTV set-top box market will reach 33.5 million worldwide sales by 2012. At that time the global install base for STBs will be 112 million. APAC will lead the market with 45 percent of the installed base, followed by Europe with 33 percent and the U.S. with 13 percent. The firms note that any IPTV deployment that is not making plans for HDTV upgrades will not be competitive in the long term. DVR functionality is also becoming increasingly important, according to the report.

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