DOCSIS 3.0 Boosts Broadband CPE Market

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 
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Huawei, ZTE in Scrum for 1st

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share standings and market highlights from its first quarter (1Q12) Broadband CPE and Subscribers: PON, FTTH, Cable, and DSL report.

“North America is a hotbed for wideband activity right now, with wideband CPE shipments up more than 50% from the same time last year, illustrating that the cable companies are making a consistent effort to move subscribers to DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers. This is something we haven’t seen until now.”

ANALYST NOTE

“The growth we’re seeing in wideband (DOCSIS 3.0) CPE revenue shows that the infrastructure investments made by operators in DOCSIS 3.0 equipment over the past few years are now paying off in new subscribers and upgrades to existing subscribers’ services,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and video at Infonetics Research. “North America is a hotbed for wideband activity right now, with wideband CPE shipments up more than 50% from the same time last year, illustrating that the cable companies are making a consistent effort to move subscribers to DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers. This is something we haven’t seen until now.”

BROADBAND CPE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global broadband customer premises equipment market, including DSL, cable, and FTTH CPE, grew 4% in 1Q12 over 4Q11 to $1.76 billion
  • The seesaw battle between Huawei and ZTE for overall broadband CPE revenue share continues: Huawei took back the top spot in 1Q12, slightly edging out ZTE; both vendors are leading suppliers of FTTH CPE to China Telecom and China Unicom
  • The cable CPE segment showed the strongest growth, with revenue up 10% quarter over quarter, driven primarily by DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades in North America
  • FTTH CPE continues to grow, with 1.25G EPON optical network terminal (ONT) and 2.5G GPON ONT residential gateway revenue up by double digits in 1Q12

BROADBAND CPE REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly broadband CPE report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, analysis, and forecasts for ADSL and VDSL modems, gateways and IADs; standard and wideband cable modems, gateways, and EMTAs; FTTH ONTs and gateways; residential gateways; PON and Ethernet FTTH ports; and broadband subscribers (cable, DSL, PON, PON FTTH, Ethernet FTTH, and FTTB LAN subscribers). Broadband CPE vendors tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS, AVM, Cisco (Linksys, Scientific Atlanta), Comtrend, D-Link, Dasan Networks, Fiberhome, Huawei, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NETGEAR, Pace plc, Sagemcom, SMC, Sumitomo, Telsey, Technicolor, TP-LINK, Ubee Interactive, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.