RENO, NV--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Synergy Research Group (SRG) announces the availability of the Synergy 2007 IPTV Market Share report, which shows the overall IPTV equipment revenue, from the core of the network to the set-top box, growing aggressively at 47 percent year over year.

The Synergy study finds that Service Providers are making significant capital investments today to strategically position their network's capability to provide next generation television services. As Cable companies have successfully taken a bite out of the Service Provider's telephone and broadband Internet business, Service Providers are making the necessary investments to get a slice of the massive TV market.

The aggressive growth in IPTV equipment revenue continues to be driven by upgrades to carrier networks, especially at the Edge. Such investments are increasing the velocity of Carrier Ethernet deployments. The lower costs associated with Carrier Ethernet continue to drive Service Provider's decisions to deliver IPTV using Carrier Ethernet at the Edge of their next-generation network.

"IPTV has transitioned from a forward-thinking play to an essential strategy for Service Providers to counter competitive forces and pursue lucrative revenue opportunities," says Ray Mota, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Synergy Research Group. "This continues to translate into dollars spent on infrastructure equipment providing intelligence and service delivery at the Edge of the Service Provider's network."

From a market share perspective, Cisco continues to dominate the IPTV market, receiving 59 percent of this total IPTV CAPEX spend. It is followed by Alcatel-Lucent, capturing 13 percent of the revenue, and Motorola with 11 percent. Juniper's share was 10 percent.

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