Report: M&A makes for new IPTV leaders

According to a new report from MRG, which ranks about 60 different IPTV vendors, Tandberg's acquisition of SkyStream and Motorola's acquisition of Kreatel put both companies into leading positions in their respective sectors and the Alcatel/Lucent merger (if it goes through) will do the same for that merged company. The report also claims the conversion of in-house IPTV packages to merchant packages is tipping the scales in the market as PCCW's Galaxy package along with Telefonica's middleware package that Lucent reps are turning a few heads. Microsoft's solution is attracting closer scrutiny from service providers as reports about delayed rollouts for AT&T and Deutsche Telecom float around the Internet. Top companies for large IPTV deployments include Alcatel, ECI, Tandberg, Motorola and Microsoft, while Cisco is quickly rising as a contender to hold a top spot too.

For more on the industry trends from MRG:
- see this press release

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