Widespread IP Adoption across Verticals Makes Investments in Video Monitoring Solutions Imperative
This study covers the global IP video network management market growth, market trends, competition, and competitor strategies. The market is in the process of ensuring the overall efficiency of video transmission over IP at the headend, through the transport stream, and at the edge of the network using monitoring products such as probes, analyzers, and data-mining solutions. This
•The reach of video transmission, be it within Pay TV or broadcasting, is migrating from traditional methodologies—such as radio frequency (RF)—to digital Internet Protocol (IP)-based alternatives. In this scenario, IP video network management solutions are becoming critical as the emphasis on quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) grows; There is pressure for superior video quality from the customers’ end as well.
•This study looks at the offerings within the IP video network management eco-system including probes, analyzers and data-mining solutions. It also analyses the presence of monitoring solutions within the cable, broadcast, telco and other end-user markets.
•Across the end-user segments and product categories, some of the drivers impacting the market include:
-The growing IP adoption across verticals.
-Increasing multi-screen viewing that translates into more demand from telcos.
-Growing high-definition (HD) content delivery creating the need for sophisticated monitoring solutions.
-Ongoing total digital transition and growth of digital broadcasting.
•This market has been reshaped by multiple acquisitions. Some of the notable deals, since 2010, include Mixed Signals’ acquisition by
•Over the forecast period,
•Small and upcoming vendors are likely to spearhead technological innovations and come up with solutions targeting specific quality monitoring requirements. We expect them to be acquisition targets during the forecast period.
•From a competitive standpoint, the market is likely to experience an influx of new products and solutions from established big vendors as well as from smaller specialist manufacturers.
•Probes are expected to become more commoditized, while simultaneously packing more features; on the other hand, data-mining solutions are likely to evolve in terms of features and capabilities, thus being able to provide rich analytics and detailed analyses.
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