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IP/DSL Set Top Boxes Riding Telco Video Wave

The increasing popularity of telco-supplied video services is spawning robust growth in the IP/DSL set top box market. Analysts at In-Stat/MDR say 2003 was the first year any IP/DSL set top box manufacturer shipped over 100,000 units in a single year.

"By 2008, the worldwide market will reach over seven million units and more than $700 million in revenue," says In-Stat/MDR analyst Michelle Abraham. "Most of the shipments and revenue will come from Europe and Asia where telephone company (telco) TV activity is greatest," Abraham says.

A recent report from In-Stat/MDR also reveals the following:

  • The market will grow to 1.3 million unit shipments in 2004.
  • The stepped-up activity has caused IP/DSL set top box manufacturers to develop new product models. Many have expanded their product lines to include several models rather than only one.
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