Taipei, May 24, 2012 (CENS)--Although the London Olympic Games is still two months away from now, worldwide eagerness to watch the significant sports event has given a boost to the market for network connectivity gears, which can digitally connect audience at home throughout the world to the event scenes on the Internet and TVs.
Taiwan's suppliers of the equipment said they have received increased orders from eastern Europe for the equipment. Also, Taiwan's telecom carriers are increasing orders for the equipment, an essential device for their Internet-based podcast services.
The National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan's supreme regulator of media communications, estimated the games would create demands for around one million set-top boxes in Taiwan during the London Olympic Games.
Taiwan's equipment suppliers likely benefiting from the booming demands include Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc., Zinwell Corp., Skardin Industrial Corp., Sandmartin Group, Hitron Technologies Inc., Alpha Networks Inc., Gemtek Technology Corp., and ZyXEL Communications Corp.
Prime Electronics & Satellitics executives pointed out that orders for the company's products from Eastern Europe have arrived recently and that orders from rising economies such as India have apparently outnumbered the amount they placed in the past two quarters.
As to Western European market for the equipment, Taiwan's manufacturers hold conservative opinion, citing high digitization of the market's TVs and ongoing economic turmoil.
(by Ken Liu)