Internet-capable smart televisions are forecast to drive growth in the global quad-play market as next-generation services, using video communication, are implemented and convergence pushes the IP-based technology to enter the mainstream.
The global quad-play market is forecast to continue to expand with revenues totalling US$2.02 billion by the end of 2012. Subscribers are demanding to watch video services on-demand and over the next decade the increased adoption and penetration of IPTV will result in next-generation services using video-based communication.
Consumers want to increasingly watch content at any time and telecom service providers will need to meet this demand by providing video-based services. The increased demand for quad-play will benefit a number of key stakeholders in this industry, including telecommunications companies, set top box companies as well as handset manufacturers and semiconductor manufacturers. Consumers are now expecting anytime services to be delivered on a whole range of devices, ranging from smartphones, tablet computers, televisions and other such devices.
The leading companies in the global quad-play market include: AT&T; Iliad; Megacable; Optus; PCCW; SingTel; Verizon Wireless and Virgin Media.
The increased availability of broadband and the improved data loading capabilities of lines has resulted in the emergence of multi-play services such as triple-play (voice, video and data) or quad-play (voice, video, data and wireless).
For more information on the global quad-play market, see the latest research: Global Quad-Play Market
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