Press release

  • Following Dataxis latest research, 34 mobile actors have already deployed OTT as added value to their clients. Moreover, some of the operators are keen to add third party platforms to empower their offer like América Móvil and Telefónica.

    There are also 11 cases of mobile networks only offering third party OTT, most of the actors are Millicom branches but also TIM Brazil among other. Both groups exhibit 591 million of lines representing 86% of the total.

    As any other Asian regions, South East Asian markets consist mainly of cable and satellite connections. However, Dataxis noticed the increasing share of IPTV subscribers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With a 6% increase between July and September, the IPTV segment now represents 6,7 million subscribers.

    Dataxis’ latest research sheds light on the importance that DVB-T2, the extension of the television standard DVB-T, will acquire in the upcoming years. This system was devised to enable a better signal compression to broadcast digital television. It became the widespread standard of all recent DTT deployment and is currently being rolled out to replace DVB-T in many parts of the world. Even though the freed-up spectrum can allow to broadcast UHD content or additional channels for instance, the necessity of these improvements remains questionable in several European countries.

    Following Dataxis research, around 40 worldwide Pay TV operators have deployed Android  STBs for the third quarter of 2017. Android is in general used by operators wishing to create more “OTT friendly” pay TV offers as well as pure OTT services.

    However, Dataxis research shows that the actual number of subscribers with Android STBs remains limited. For example, in Europe, for Q3 2017, less than 1% of Pay TV subscribers are using a Set-Top Box running with an Android OS.

    According to Dataxis latest research, 1,6 million people had subscribed to an SVOD platform in the third quarter of 2017 in Middle-East and North Africa (MENA). This represents a growth of +19% compared to the previous quarter, and sheds light on the steady rise observed in the market.