Parks Associates: Broadband service providers worldwide to deploy 120 million residential gateways and routers in 2017, up from 75 million this year

Analysts to present new research on energy management, cloud services, and pay-TV strategies at Broadband World Forum this week

Dallas, Texas, (PresseBox) - As Broadband World Forum begins this week, international research firm Parks Associates has announced new research that indicates broadband providers worldwide will deploy 39 million high-end, feature-rich residential gateways in 2012, with over 20 million in Western Europe alone. In 2017, Operators will deploy 120 million residential gateways and routers worldwide. Parks Associates analysts will present new data and analysis on service provider strategies, TV Everywhere, and gateway deployments during multiple events at Broadband World Forum, October 16-18 in Amsterdam.

"Residential gateways can provide greater service value and differentiation for operators as they combat service commoditization," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates, which is hosting CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe on 13-14 November in Amsterdam. "Western Europe is an especially important market, given the high levels of broadband adoption and growing consumer demand for value-added services. By 2017, operators worldwide will be deploying over 65 million high-end gateways per year, with over 27 million in Western Europe."

At Broadband World Forum, Parks Associates will host companies including Telkom Caribe, Skype, Elisa, Telenet, Jungo, Liberty Global, Sigma Designs, Bestv, NTT, DLNA, Orange, Alcatel-Lucent, HGI, France Telecom, Ericsson, TM Forum, Telekom Austria, and TeliaSonera at the following events:

- Customer Experience Management - Tuesday, October 16
- Broadband Home Summit stream, Customer Experience Track - Wednesday, October 17
- Broadband Smart Energy stream - Thursday, October 18
- Content Hub One, "The New Era of Services: Improving Strategies and Experiences" - Thursday, October 18
- "Broadband Services and the OTT Video Challenge" - Thursday, October 18

"Operators are refining their strategies to combat the OTT threat and add value to their services," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Over 50% of pay-TV households in Western Europe have access to TV Everywhere services. Gateways increase the value proposition of these and other services by simplifying connection and management of Internet-connected devices and linking with cloud-based services."

Visit for information on Parks Associates' whitepapers and industry reports on broadband and service provider strategies.

- Expanding Role of the Service Provider - From Music to Games to the Connected Home
- Getting Over-the-Top Video Right
- Using TV Everywhere to Drive Premium TV Services
- Broadband Services: Global Outlook (Third Edition) - North America
- Broadband Services: Global Outlook (Third Edition) - Europe
- Television Services: North American Outlook

Parks Associates analysts are available for press meetings at BBWF. If you'd like to schedule a meeting or request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague,, 720.987.6614.

For more information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference Series, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

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