For carriers of all stripes, video is no longer just an extra, nice-to-have service; it has become a basic, must-have offering.

In fact, scores of both wireline and wireless providers around the world now offer TV and related video services as a basic product, with more providers regularly jumping on the bandwagon. As a result, IPTV subscribers alone are expected to more than double from 90 million in 2013 to 191 million by 2020, with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for the lion’s share of that growth, according to the latest forecast from Transparency Market Research. Further, the research group projects that global IPTV revenues will more than triple from nearly $25 billion in 2013 to more than $79 billion by the end of this decade.

Source: Making Video a Basic Service | Light Reading

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