Switzerland Business Report 2017

Axing brings intuitive, customised IPTV to Asia’s fast-growing markets

The internet protocol television (IPTV)market is forecast to see tremendous growth in the coming years, and Asia-Pacific is poised to lead this growth

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 11:04am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 11:04am

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While internet protocol television (IPTV) technology has been available for nearly 20 years, high installation costs and connectivity issues have prohibited it from reaching a worldwide market – until now. The global IPTV market is forecast to reach nearly US$80 billion by 2020, driven by content-on-demand and rapidly increasing broadband penetration.

“Asia-Pacific is poised to lead this growth as the most aggressive regional market, powered by fast-growing economies and even faster-growing technology adoption,” says Axel Bechler, CEO of communication technologies specialist Axing. “As installation costs decrease, every four- and five-star hotel will have IPTV in the next five to eight years, and will be followed by the rest of the hospitality and related industries.”

Axing manufactures products based on broadband cable technology, satellite reception and terrestrial applications – ranging from amplifiers to headends, multiswitches, optics and accessories. Among these, IPTV solutions are expected to propel the Ramsen-headquartered company’s growth in Asia, where it serves Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.

Compatible with IPTV set-top boxes and selected hospitality TV sets, our solutions are state-of-the-art, yet intuitive to use and easy to manage
Axel Bechler, CEO, Axing

“Compatible with IPTV set-top boxes and selected hospitality TV sets, our solutions are state-of-the-art, yet intuitive to use and easy to manage,” Bechler says. “More importantly, our personalised customer approach ensures customisability, trouble-free remote maintenance and 24/7 after-sales support.”

These features, designed and developed strictly in Europe, have earned the trust of industry leaders including Vodafone, Unitymedia and UPC. Looking forward to collaborating with similarly discerning clients from Asia, Axing regularly attends trade shows such as CommunicAsia in Singapore, where it will be showcasing its solutions in May.

Axing also aims to work with more telecommunication companies, network operators, system integrators, distributors and exclusive partners in the region.

“We are broadening our reach step by step, which will hopefully take us next to Malaysia, Thailand and the Middle East,” Bechler says. “IPTV will continue evolving – and we are committed to doing the same, while offering first-class service to our clients and their clients.”