Tuesday, April 18, 2006

IPTV ASPAC SUBS 29m by 2010

The number of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is projected to grow from 1.2 million subscribers in 2005 to 29.7 million in 2010, said research firm IDC.

Taiwan News quoted Claudio Checchia, Research Manager at IDC Asia- Pacific Consumer Research as saying IPTV has not only added value to the broadband take up but also enabled service providers to reduce churn rate of basic broadband access, while adding additional revenue streams.

To year end 2005, IDC cites Hong Kong as the continuing single largest ASPAC IPTV market with a 55.8 percent share in the Asia- Pacific region, excluding Japan.

IDC forecasts IPTV: "can represent a golden opportunity for telecommunication carriers looking to tap into new revenue streams beyond data and voice services.”

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