Worldwide IPTV growth remained strong at 11%, reaching a total of 26.9 million homes in Q2, according to figures published by the Broadband Forum during the Broadband World Forum in Paris.
Europe continues to lead the IPTV success story with 13,631,074 subscribers, a 51% growth over the12 months leading up to July 2009. In Q2 2009, there was a healthy 6% growth in Western Europe – where France remains the “champion” IPTV country with more than seven million subscribers – and 12% in CEE, where new services in countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Russia are in demand.
The Americas continue to show massive growth in IPTV, where over the last 12 months there has been an impressive increase of 86%, partly due to a major commitment by two of the region’s leading operators. The Americas now have reached a major milestone in IPTV, serving over five million IPTV subscribers – which represent nearly 20% of IPTV penetration worldwide.
Asia continues to play its part in the encouraging global growth of IPTV, adding approximately 2.9 million customers over the last year, and 1.2 million in the last quarter alone. Figures from the Broadband Forum were researched by Point Topic.