Network spend outstips client for hardware/software

Source: Synergy Research Group

Source: Synergy Research Group

Revenue growth from video infrastructure network hardware and software is far outstripping growth from client hardware and software, says new Q1 data from Synergy Research Group.

While revenue from all video infrastructure grew by 7% on a rolling year-on-year basis, growth in network hardware and software came in at 10% and 17% respectively.

On the network side, individual segments that grew particularly strongly include TV Everywhere, cloud DVR software, search & recommendation, CCAP and media data center. On the client side the strongest growth segment was media streaming devices. Meanwhile, revenues from content security declined somewhat despite the growth in DRM and cardless solutions.

For the fourth successive quarter total revenues from video infrastructure exceeded $10 billion in Q1. Network hardware & software accounted for 51% of the market and client hardware & software 44%, with content security making up the balance. Across the whole market, revenues from hardware were some six times bigger than software revenues. Cisco remains the leading video infrastructure hardware vendor, followed by Arris, Pace and Technicolor. On the software side Cisco is again the leader, followed by Nagra, Arris and Rovi.

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