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Asia Pacific IPTV Market Forecast

Although still in the early stages of deployment, IP video services in Asia Pacific are ramping up and will grow by nearly 80 percent annually through 2010, reports In-Stat. In-Stat forecasts that by 2010 this market�s revenue will reach $4.2 billion. China, Japan, India, and South Korea will account for the majority of regional growth.

In-Stat found the following:

- In deregulated markets like Japan and South Korea, telecom companies can offer IPTV and VOD services freely, while in China, incumbent carriers have yet to obtain IPTV licenses to provide such value-added video offerings.
- "Triple play" strategies encompassing voice, video, and data offerings will soon be the norm for most communication providers in Asia Pacific.
- The major IP-based video service providers leading the market in the region are expected to include Yahoo!BB, Korea Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, PCCW, China Telecom, China Netcom, SingTel, and Atlas Interactive India.

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