has been able to retain attractive margins delivering set-top
boxes in India because the engagements are based on end-to-end
services. These engagements include Cisco headend equipment
(notably, cable modem terminations or CMTS), middle ware,
and conditional access systems in addition to the set-top
boxes, comments Sam Rosen, practice director at ABI
Research's Set-Top Box Database has provided further details.
set-top box manufacturers ChangHong and Jiuzhou surged in
unit shipments in the third quarter of 2012 and together grew
66 per cent sequentially to nearly 5 million units from 3
million in the prior quarter. The tracked market grew approximately
10 per cent worldwide.
serves primarily the Asian markets, while Jiuzhou has more
of a mix of domestic and international business.