IP-fication and Broadcasting of Sporting Events Trigger Investments in Advanced Routers, Switchers and Master Controls

IP-fication and Broadcasting of Sporting Events Trigger Investments in Advanced Routers, Switchers and Master Controls

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SANTA CLARA, California, Oct. 23, 2018

IP-based products are expected to grow from 20% of the total market revenue to 50% by 2019, finds Frost & Sullivan

SANTA CLARA, California, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The routers, switchers, and master controls market is gradually upgrading from software-defined infrastructure (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled products to provide cloud-based virtualized services to consumers. The transition is expected to gather momentum by 2019-2020, as customers acknowledge IP-fication's role in facilitating reconfiguration of new network topologies and supporting capacity expansion. As the cost of conversion from SDI gateways to IP reduces, IP-based solutions will experience a surge in adoption, in spite of their disruptiveness.

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"In addition to IP-enabled products, there is strong demand for routers, switchers, and master controls from broadcasting equipment manufacturers as they look to enhance the viewing experience for premium sporting events," said Deviki Gupta, Digital Transformation Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Additionally, there is a vast market for regional and college sporting events, and broadcasters are opting for remote-production, which will allow them to deliver the same experience to live viewers, but without incurring the huge costs of production."

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Global Routers, Switchers, and Master Controls Market, Forecast to 2023, includes detailed analyses of global market trends, including market drivers and restraints, technology trends, regional analysis, and competitive analysis. The study covers the geographic markets of North America, Latin America (NALA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The global market generated $656.6 million in 2017 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% to $755.8 million by 2023. NALA continues to be the largest market but APAC is the fastest growing. IP-based products are expected to grow from 20% of the total market revenue to 50% by 2019.

"Meanwhile, due to the intensifying competition in the market, products are becoming commoditized, and the prices of premium offerings are eroding with the increasing availability of similar products," noted Gupta. "Vendors are combating this issue by delivering large-scale integrated solution deployments rather than selling single routers, switchers or master controls."

The long sales cycles, uneven global transition to HD, and lack of standardization in content distribution have hindered the market to some extent, but there will be an uptick in growth opportunities in 2019 due to:

Global Routers, Switchers, and Master Controls Market, Forecast to 2023 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan's Digital Media research and analysis available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

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