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Large-Scale Cable Modem Deployment at Least Two Years Away in China


Cable modem service will become a long-term revenue driver for most cable operators in China, but large-scale deployment is still two or three years away, reports In-Stat ( As digital cable conversion has had most of the resources available to cable operators tied up, CMTS deployment and cable modem service are currently only available in a handful of locations. Cable modem service is an important part of the triple-play strategy set out by Chinese cable operators, however.

A recent report by the high-tech market research firm found the following:

* The number of cable broadband subscribers in China will increase from 2.69 million in 2007 to 8.16 million in 2012.
* Cable broadband coverage in China will expand to 26 million households by 2012, representing a good market opportunity for CMTS vendors.
* Cable modem shipments will grow from 677,000 in 2007 to 1.58 million in 2012.

Recent In-Stat research, Cable Modem Market in China: High Growth, Low Volume (#IN0804263CCM), covers the Chinese market for cable modems. It provides forecasts for cable broadband subscribers, cable broadband-covered households, and cable modem shipments in China through 2012. Extensive analysis of market drivers and barriers is included.

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This research is part of In-Statís China Multimedia service, which looks at the high growth expected for the home devices market and the handheld devices market in China. This exciting market has caught the attention of worldwide vendors. To help global= decision makers decrease the uncertainty of doing business effectively in this dynamic market, the China Multimedia Service provides clients with market dynamics analysis, value chain analysis, actionable insights and five-year forecasts.


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