Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute
This report finds that the world had 174.8 million IPTV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016 alone, up 9.1% compared to the previous quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the top 10 countries accounted for 87.3% of the total IPTV subscribes with China taking up a majority share of nearly 50%, followed by France, and the South Korea. When it comes to individual operators' performance, China Telecom continued to have the largest IPTV subscriber base of nearly 65 million in the fourth quarter, followed by China Netcom, and Korea Telecom. The number of global IPTV subscribers is anticipated to have grown 7.6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and the growth momentum will continue to persist throughout the year.