IPTV reaches up 117% to 12.34 mln in 2007
The total number of IPTV subscribers grew by 117 percent in 2007 to reach 12.34 million, up from 5.71 million at the end of 2006, according to a research from Informa Telecoms and Media. The biggest world region by far remains Western Europe, which passed 6.9 million IPTV subscribers in 2007 to account for 57 percent of the global total. The bulk of subscriptions were in France, where incumbent France Telecom and alternative operators Free, Neuf and Telecom Italia’s Alice, had attracted more than 5 million IPTV customers by bundling the service free with broadband. The country has nearly 10 times as many IPTV subscriptions as second-placed Spain and close to 75 percent of the Western Europe total.