MRG Names Harmonic Top Video Headend Provider
JOSE, Calif. —Multimedia Research Group Inc. has ranked video delivery infrastructure company
Harmonic as the top global headend provider within its annual IPTV market
Market Leader Report by Product and Region — Fall 2012,” identifies what the
group considers to be the best IPTV systems and software companies in six key
product categories and geographical regions. The ranking is based on the number
of deployed IPTV subscribers using a vendor's products and the calculated
number of input channels for the IPTV video headend segment.
video infrastructure solutions now power 29.9 percent of IPTV service providers’
headends worldwide. Broken down by region, Harmonic has 45.6 percent of the
market share in Latin America, 53 percent in Western Europe and 28 percent in
Alvear, senior research analyst at MRG, said the study was based on data from
over 900 service providers and more than 60 vendors.
past two years, Harmonic's IPTV headend solutions have been deployed by more
than 240 new telco customers and currently power over 12,000 channels in North
America, enabling the company to surpass Google/Motorola as the top provider worldwide.
Recent contracts include Northeast Texas telecommunications provider ETEX
Telephone Cooperative and Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative in Tennessee.
has been the dominant IPTV headend solutions provider in Latin America and
Western Europe for years, recent technology advancements like ProStream 1000
with ACE have enabled us to make dramatic inroads in North America,” said
Thierry Fautier, senior director of convergence solutions, Harmonic. “Harmonic’s
innovative video infrastructure solutions resolve the most pressing needs of
IPTV service providers by delivering high-quality video content — including
value-added services like multiscreen.”