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Motorola gathering strength through acquisitions in IPTV STB market, says report

Posted: 11 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IPTV? Set-top Box? Motorola? Yuxing?

In a recent study from Multimedia Research Group Inc. that tracked the IPTV STB market growth and market share, Motorola showed gathering strength through acquisitions while Chinese company Yuxing emerges as a strong contender in this market, which is expected to reach $10.9 billion in 2009.

"Industry consolidation has been accelerating over the past three years, meaning small and mid-size STB companies alike have to create new strategies and partnerships to survive," said Bob Larribeau, IPTV Director at MRG. "To address that, this report shows profiles of companies producing STBs as well as other IPTV products."

In recent months, one reason for the intensified race for STB dominance has become the importance of owning and controlling the "home gateway" as a major step in controlling new multi-platform services in the home.

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