VDSL Port Shipments Grow to Record Level in the First Quarter

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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EMEA and North America Account for Most Shipments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, VDSL port shipments reached a record level in the first quarter of 2011, surging almost 50% over the year-ago period.

“With ADSL being a mature technology with limited bandwidth capabilities, many service providers are upgrading their networks with high-speed VDSL or PON equipment to enable new, high-bandwidth intensive services such as IPTV,” said Tam Dell’Oro, President of Dell’Oro Group. “In many situations, VDSL is also being used as part of all-IP network transformations that utilize multiservice access nodes and soft switches with the goal of decommissioning older TDM infrastructure,” Dell’Oro added.

The report also indicates that VDSL growth was led by shipments to EMEA, which almost doubled over the year-ago period and accounted for more than 60% of worldwide VDSL shipments. North America was the second largest region for VDSL, accounting for a quarter of total VDSL. The majority of these were purchased by AT&T to support its U-verse IPTV service, the largest fiber-to-the-node/VDSL upgrade project currently being deployed.

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The Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Access Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for Cable, DSL, and PON equipment. Network infrastructure equipment includes Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS), Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers ([DSLAMs] by technology ADSL, G.SHDSL, and VDSL), and PON Optical Line Terminals ([OLTs] by technology BPON, EPON, and GPON). The report also covers Cable and DSL Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) technology and PON Optical Networking Terminals (ONTs). To purchase this report, call Emily Kendall +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.