SOURCE: Infonetics Research

October 11, 2007 16:02 ET

CMTS revenue down 9% in 2Q07, but forecast to grow to $1.2B in 2010

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Following a 12% decrease in 1Q07, the cable modem termination systems market fell 9% to $232 million in 2Q07, reports Infonetics Research in its quarterly "CMTS Hardware and Subscribers" report.

The CMTS market is expected to pick up and grow annually in the single to low double digits through 2010, when it will reach $1.2 billion.

"Competitive pricing in North America and a slight drop in upstream port shipments contributed to the revenue decline this quarter in the CMTS hardware market. But downstream ports were up significantly, as more wideband-capable line cards shipped. Wideband and DOCSIS 3.0 will help MSOs compete with telcos in North America, and MSOs will continue to build on their triple play head start. This will keep investments in upstream and downstream ports on existing CMTS equipment and new M-CMTS equipment growing at least through 2010," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research.

Market Highlights

--  The number of worldwide cable broadband subscribers is expected to
    increase 15% in 2007 to over 68 million
--  Cisco, Arris, and Motorola together capture 97% of the worldwide CMTS
    revenue in 2Q07
--  Cisco, Arris, and BigBand posted gains in CMTS revenue share in 2Q07;
    Motorola's share is down this quarter
--  45% of worldwide CMTS revenue comes from North America; revenue share
    in Asia Pacific and CALA grew in 2Q07

Infonetics' CMTS report provides worldwide and regional forecasts, market size, and market share for cable broadband subscribers and CMTS manufacturer revenue, upstream ports, and downstream ports, and follows Arris, BigBand, Cisco, Motorola, and others.

Download report highlights at For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is the premier international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom, providing a complete view of the market. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3359 office
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