Digital video switches are currently among the growth factors in the cable broadband market, reports Infonetics.
Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at the research firm, ranks digital video switches alongside by-request broadcasts as the two main elements at play in the edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) segment.
He comments on the deployment of internet protocol television in some European jurisdictions and the upstream and downstream capacity upgrades carried out by cable operators on the continent.
"Edge QAMs also saw an eight per cent revenue increase, driven by growth in video on demand and switched digital video deployments," Mr Heynen says.
Growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa reached 23 per cent in the second quarter of 2010, six per cent higher than the US but trailing behind Asia Pacific, which achieved a 72 per cent increase sequentially.
Mr Heynen is a consultant, author and public speaker on digital video, mobile broadcasts and service provider broadband.