SOURCE: Infonetics Research

March 06, 2006 16:11 ET

Broadband CPE market hits $4.9B in 2005 as broadband boom continues

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- The worldwide broadband CPE market totaled $4.9 billion in 2005, up 123% from 2004, and units grew 64% to 115 million as enterprises increasingly turned to broadband for their network connectivity needs and service providers enticed customers with voice, data, and video service bundles, says Infonetics Research in its latest Broadband CPE report. Annual revenue is forecast to grow to $6.5 billion by 2009.

EMTAs and ADSL IADs had a phenomenal fourth quarter on the heels of record third quarter sales, with worldwide EMTA revenue growing 31% from 3Q05 to $143.9 million in 4Q05, and worldwide ADSL IAD revenue growing 42% from 3Q05 to $95.7 million in 4Q05.

"The healthy growth of ADSL IADs and EMTAs this quarter points to the increasing penetration of broadband voice among DSL and cable broadband subscribers," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. "The consolidation of multiple capabilities into CPE that ensures the delivery of more revenue-generating services while simplifying the subscriber's desktop and, ultimately, living room, is in full swing."

2005 Highlights

--  The number of DSL subscribers grew to 125.5 million worldwide in 2005,
    a 27% increase from 2004, and is forecast to increase 96% by 2009, when it
    will reach 245.4 million
--  Cisco-Linksys overtook the lead for overall broadband CPE revenue in
    2005, followed by D-Link, then Thomson, Motorola, and Siemens
--  36% of overall broadband modem, router, and gateway revenue was from
    North America in 2005, 32% from EMEA, 25% from Asia Pacific, and 6% from
    CALA; the split is expected to shift by 2009 to 38% Asia Pacific, 31% EMEA,
    23% North America, and 8% CALA
Infonetics' report tracks DSL and cable CPE, voice terminal adapters, IP set top boxes, and wired and wireless broadband routers. Forecasts and market share are updated quarterly and cover all regions (worldwide, North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, CALA).

Companies tracked include 2Wire, Actiontec, Arris, Buffalo, Cisco, Cisco-Linksys, D-Link, Foxconn, Motorola, NETGEAR, Safran, Scientific Atlanta, Siemens, Sumitomo, Terayon, Thomson, ZyXEL, and others.

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Infonetics Research ( is the premier international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom, providing a complete view of the market through constant interaction with equipment manufacturers, service providers, end-users, chip and component manufacturers, sales channels, and the financial community. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

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    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3359
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