IPTV drives merger and acquisition surge for telecoms equipment makers, says iSuppli

  • Communications infrastructure equipment OEMs are engaging in a spate of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in order to restructure themselves into one-stop shops that can sell the telcos everything they need to compete in the booming Internet protocol television (IPTV) market, according to research firm iSuppli. At stake for these OEMs is a market for IPTV telco equipnt that is expected to grow to $22.1 billion in 2011, up from US$9 billion in 2007.

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