On Wednesday, analyst firm In-Stat shared some exciting predictions for the IP set-top market. New research from the firm shows that the market is growing and predicted unit shipments for IP set-tops will exceed 21 million by the end of the year. Another interesting forecast is that overall shipments of IP set-tops will increase 48% in 2012.
The research also indicated that we are still the market share leader in the space.
Research Director Michelle Abraham said, “Future increases for IP set-top box shipments will likely be driven by service providers moving to a server/client architecture where there is a media gateway/server located in the media room of the house that shares its content with client boxes that are distributed throughout the rest of the home.”
We are excited that this research echoes what we’re seeing and hearing from customers, and supports our perspective on the value of IP set-tops across the market. Do these forecasts align with what you are seeing? What do you think is next for IP set-tops?