Global Triple Play Services Industry

  • August 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 182 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Triple Play Services in Thousand Subscriptions.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018.

The report profiles 97 companies including many key and niche players such as Access Media 3, Inc., AT&T, Inc., BCE, Inc., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, BT Group plc, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Com Hem AB, Comcast Corporation, DISH Network Corporation, FastWeb S.p.A., Rogers Communications, Inc., Swisscom AG, TDC A/S, Telefónica S.A., Time Warner Cable, Inc., upc cablecom GmbH, Verizon Communications, Inc., and Virgin Media Limited.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Triple Play Services I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Global Triple Play Market to Surge II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Triple Play - A Revenue Generating Opportunity for Ailing
Network Service Providers II-2
Technological Advancements Help Service Providers Maintain
Revenue Growth II-2
Emerging Markets to Drive Cable Triple Play II-3
Video - No Longer a Dependable Business for Cable Operators II-3
Triple Play Services to Enable Customer Retention II-3
Technical Challenges Likely to Affect Delivery of Triple Play
Services II-3
Triple Play Service Providers Prone to Significant Financial
Risks II-4
Digital Rights Management: A Looming Concern for Triple Play
Service Operators II-4
Increased Demand for Triple Play Services to Drive Services
Test and Monitoring Equipment Market II-4
An Overview of the Global Pay-TV Market II-4
Quadruple Play Services: Adding Mobility to Triple Play Services II-5

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-6
Definition II-6
Historical Background II-6
Configuration II-7
Key Characteristics II-7
Benefits II-7
Better Economy of Deployment II-7
Increase in Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) II-8
Reduction in Customer Churn II-8
Delivery of Diverse Value Added Services II-8
Drawbacks II-8
Ambiguous Delivery Mechanisms at Early Developmental Stages II-8
Higher Cost of Equipment II-9
Technical Difficulty in Managing Multiple Services II-9
Limitation in Transmission and Bandwidth Speeds II-9
Troubleshooting Issues II-9
Requirement for Offering Round-the-Clock Customer Support II-9

3. SERVICE LAUNCHES/INTRODUCTIONS II-10
Eircom Group Introduces Bundled Triple Play Package in Ireland II-10
Comcast Unveils Xfinity TriplePlay MultiLatino Service II-10
Sunrise Unveils Triple Play Services in Switzerland II-10
ARRIS Group Introduces Comprehensive Portfolio of Triple Play
Solutions II-10
Pfalzkom Manet Rolls Out Triple Play Services in Germany II-11
NordNet Unveils Turbo-10 range Triple Play Services in France II-11
Amnet Introduces Triple Play Services in Costa Rica II-11
Strataconnect Australia Introduces Triple Play Service in
Australia II-12
Vodafone Netherlands Unveils New Triple Play Service in
Netherlands II-12
Onwave Unveils New Triple Play Satellite Services in Ireland II-12
Wuhan Mobile and SARFT Introduce Triple Play Services in China II-13
Cablevision Systems Rolls Out Ultimate Triple Play II-13
Maxis Introduces Maxis Home Services Multiple Play Services in
Malaysia II-13
Wananchi Group Introduces New Triple Play Fiber Service II-13
Adtran Introduces Total Access 1108VP II-14
SFR Rolls Out New Neufbox Evolution STB II-14
Shenzhen Topway Video Communication Introduces Triple Play
Bundling Service II-14
Time Warner Cable Unveils SignatureHome Triple Play Service II-14
Telfort Introduces its Primary Triple Play Solution in
Netherlands II-15
Vodafone Introduces Vodafone Casa com Fibra Triple Play Fiber
Package II-15
M:tel Introduces Open Trio Triple Play Service II-15
Jazztel Teams with Digital+ to Introduce Combined Triple Play
Solution II-16

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-17
Access Media 3 Announces Series of Acquisitions II-17
Vision247 Takes Over Fora II-17
Liberty Global Takes Over Virgin Media II-17
Telekom Slovenije Purchases Remaining Stake in Aneks II-18
LGI Broadband Operations Acquires OneLink Communications II-18
Broadcast International Collaborates with netTALK.com II-18
Magnet Networks Inks Partnership Agreement with Interxion II-18
Vodafone Acquires Cable and Wireless Worldwide II-19
WOW! Takes Over Knology II-19
Serbia Broadband Inks Distribution Agreement with Skylogic II-19
Hargray Communications Group Acquires Cable System of Charter
Communications II-19
Magnet Networks Acquires Significant Stake in Velocity1 II-20
Liberty Acquires Kabel BW II-20
Verizon Communications Enters into Distribution Agreement with
SpectrumCo II-20
Stofa Acquires Cable Network Business of Canal Digital Denmark II-21
NTS Communications Takes Over Cable TV Assets of Reach Broadband II-21
Forthnet Group Inks Agreements with Skylogic and Eutelsat II-21
Access Media 3 Merges with PCCTV II-22
Vipnet Acquires B.Net II-22
Etisalat Inks Agreement with Pace and Eurostar Group II-22
Vodafone Qatar Signs Agreement with Alepo II-23
Calix Acquires Occam Networks II-23
Portugal Telecom Acquires Minority Stake in Oi II-23
Cablevision Systems Purchases Bresnan Communications II-24
Baring Vostok Capital Partners Purchases Minority Stake in ER-
Telecom II-24
Cobridge Communications Takes Over Cable Systems from Charter
Communications II-24
Wananchi Online Signs Deal with Cisco for Triple-Play Services
in East Africa II-24
Enablence Technologies Merges with Teledata Networks II-25
Fujitsu Asia Enters into Partnership with Sigma Systems II-25
Abry Partners Takes Over RCN Corporation II-25

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-26
Access Media 3, Inc. (US) II-26
ATandT, Inc. (US) II-26
BCE, Inc. (Canada) II-26
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (India) II-27
BT Group plc (UK) II-27
Cablevision Systems Corporation (US) II-27
Com Hem AB (Sweden) II-27
Comcast Corporation (US) II-28
DISH Network Corporation (US) II-28
FastWeb S.p.A. (Italy) II-28
Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada) II-29
Swisscom AG (Switzerland) II-29
TDC A/S (Denmark) II-29
Telefónica S.A. (Spain) II-30
Time Warner Cable, Inc. (US) II-30
upc cablecom GmbH (Switzerland) II-30
Verizon Communications, Inc. (US) II-31
Virgin Media Limited (UK) II-31

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-32
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Triple Play Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 2: World 10-Year Perspective for Triple Play Services by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2013,
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Triple Play Services Establish their Prominence in
Increasing ARPUs III-1
Is Triple Play Losing Sheen for Cable Operators? III-1
Broadband - the Savior for Cable Operators III-2
IPTV Gains Attention III-2
Table 3: Net Addition of Subscriptions in the US Pay-TV
Market by Provider (1H2012 and 1H 2013): Breakdown of Net
Additions in Thousands for IPTV, Cable and Satellite
Operates (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 4: Subscription Base of the US Pay-TV Market by
Provider (1H 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Total
Subscriptions for Cable, Satellite and IPTV (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
TWC Buckles under Pressure - Sheds Emphasis on Triple Play III-3
Comcast to Continue with Triple Play III-4
Comcast Bets on X1 Services to Revive Lost Vigor in Pay-TV
Business III-4
Telecommunications Act of 1996: The First Step towards
Triple Play Services in the US III-4
Product Launches III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Key Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 5: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of Subscribers
in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. CANADA III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
Market Overview III-17
IPTV Gains Traction in pay-TV Market III-17
Table 6: Leading Players in the Canadian IPTV Market
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Total Subscriptions
for Telus Corp., Bell Canada and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
Growing Popularity of IPTV - a Threat to Cable Operators III-18
EastLink - A Pioneer in the Canadian Communications Market III-18
Strategic Corporate Development III-19
Key Players III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

3. JAPAN III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Market Overview III-21
Government Policies to Support Greater Proliferation of
Triple Play Services III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 8: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4. EUROPE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 9: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, The Netherlands, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 10: European 10-Year Perspective for Triple Play
Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Subscriber Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, The
Netherlands, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years
2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4a. FRANCE III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current and Future Analysis III-25
France - The European Leader in Telecom Convergence III-25
Changes in Tax Rates Sparks Off Tariff Increases III-25
Long Term Benefits Become Apparent III-25
The Future Outlook III-26
Product Launches III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 11: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4b. GERMANY III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current and Future Analysis III-28
Product Launch III-28
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 12: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4c. ITALY III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 13: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
UK Communications Market Witnesses Increased Preference for
Bundled Services III-30
Evolution of Triple Play Services in the UK III-30
Sky Ascends to the Top of the UK Triple Play Market III-31
Sky Becomes Second Largest Broadband ISP in UK III-31
Triple Play Dictates Competition III-31
Competition among the Stalwarts Likely to Intensify Further III-31
Strategic Corporate Developments III-32
Key Players III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 14: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of Subscribers
in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4e. THE NETHERLANDS III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current and Future Analysis III-35
Product Launches III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 15: Dutch Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of Subscribers
in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4f. RUSSIA III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current and Future Analysis III-37
Strategic Corporate Development III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 16: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
Spain III-38
A Background III-38
A Snapshot of the Spanish Home Communications Market III-38
Triple Play Packages in Spain Laden with Inefficiencies III-38
Product Launches III-39
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
Key Players III-42
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 17: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Current and Future Analysis III-45
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 18: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Triple Play Services by Geographic Region -
China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Number of Subscribers in
Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 19: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Triple Play
Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Subscriber Volume for China, South Korea and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2013, and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

5a. CHINA III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Current and Future Analysis III-47
Evolution of Triple Play Services in China III-47
Key Growth Strategies for Cable Operators in China III-47
Increased Revenues through Premium Services III-47
Higher Broadband Penetration III-48
Packaging Services in Multiplay Bundles III-48
Improved Television Viewing Experience III-48
Market Constraints III-48
Telecommunications Sector Perceives Triple Play Policies to
be Unfavorable III-48
Limitations of Television and Radio Industry in Providing
Internet Services III-48
Product Launches III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 20: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

5b. SOUTH KOREA III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 21: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current and Future Analysis III-52
India III-52
Telecom Convergence in India - Still A Long Way to Go III-52
Product Launches III-52
Strategic Corporate Development III-53
Key Player III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 22: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with
Number of Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

6. LATIN AMERICA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Convergence Grows in Latin America III-55
Triple Play in Latin America III-55
Cable Companies Hog the Limelight III-55
Key Factors Hindering Service Providers to Deliver Triple
Play Services III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 23: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Triple Play Services by Geographic Region -
Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscribers in Thousands for Years
2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 24: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Triple Play
Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Subscriber Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American
Markets for Years 2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

6a. BRAZIL III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current and Future Analysis III-59
Brazil Clears Regulatory Hurdles for Higher Foreign Investments III-59
B.Market Analytics III-59
Table 25: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current and Future Analysis III-60
Product Launch III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 26: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with
Number of Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

7. REST OF WORLD III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Current and Future Analysis III-62
Triple Play Market in Middle East - An Overview III-62
An Insight into the African Triple Play Market III-62
Focus on Status of Triple Play Services in Select African
Countries III-62
Ghana III-62
Uganda III-63
Kenya III-63
Product Launch III-63
Strategic Corporate Developments III-63
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 27: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Triple Play Services - Analyzed with Number of
Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 97 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 101)

The United States (39)
Canada (8)
Europe (36)
- France (3)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (2)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (22)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)
Latin America (3)
Africa (1)
Middle East (4)

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