Vecima Networks said today that it has signed an agreement to provide its QAM output modules to a U.S.-based vendor.
While not naming the vendor, Vecima said the edge QAM platform would be marketed through the vendor's worldwide sales and distribution channels with volume deliveries slated for the fourth quarter of this year.
With cable operators hurtling toward more personalized multicast and unicast services, as well as increased deployments of applications that include switched digital video, VOD and network DVRs, the demand for universal edge QAMs will continue to ramp up over the coming years.
According to Infonetics Research, universal edge QAM channels will grow from 663,000 in 2008 to 1.8 million in 2013.
Additionally, international operators are now investing in state-of-the-art digital cable technology for HD, broadband Internet and video-on-demand services, with demand for infrastructure volume matching the scale of their population densities.
"As the leading supplier of QAM module technology, which is broadly deployed worldwide across multiple generations, this announcement further cements the execution of our multi-pronged growth strategy," said Surinder Kumar, chairman and CEO of Vecima. "Having our QAM modules selected by this OEM for its flagship universal edge QAM ensures Vecima a robust market share position in this growth market."
For additional information on edge QAM vendors, check out a recent CED wallchart.