SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 20, 2007 17:57 ET

CMTS revenue down 25% in 3Q07; universal edge QAM channels growing rapidly

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - For the 3rd quarter in a row, the cable modem termination systems market is down, reports Infonetics Research in its quarterly "Cable Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers" report.

The CMTS market dropped 25% in 3Q07, following a 9% decrease in 2Q07 and a 12% decrease in 1Q07, the report shows. The main cause of the revenue drop is an increase in shipments of lower-cost M-CMTS ports and initial deployments of lower-cost universal edge QAM platforms to handle downstream channel bonding.

Upstream and downstream CMTS port shipments are forecast to post annual increases in the single- to high double-digits starting in 2008, according to the report.

"With digital voice subscriber additions starting to flatten out at major MSOs, new services such as switched digital video and wideband continue to occupy the attention of most MSOs. These services will result in increasing shipments of M-CMTS ports and UEQ channels," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

--  The CMTS  market is expected to pick up and grow annually in the low
    single to high double digits through 2010, when it will reach $1.0 billion
--  Cisco holds the lead in CMTS revenue in every region except CALA; the
    battle between Arris and Cisco in North America will continue to heat up
--  BigBand announced it will discontinue its CMTS product line, so its 3%
    CMTS market share is now up for grabs
--  Nearly 55% of universal edge QAM revenue comes from North America in
--  The number of worldwide cable broadband subscribers is growing to over
    68 million in 2007

Infonetics' Cable Aggregation report provides worldwide and regional forecasts and market size for cable broadband subscribers, CMTS upstream and downstream ports and revenue, and universal edge QAM channels and revenue. Market share is provided for Arris, BigBand, Cisco, Motorola, and others. UEQ vendors include Arris, C-Cor, GoBackTV, Harmonic, LiquidXStream, RGB Networks, Tandberg TV, Teleste, and Vecima Networks

Download report highlights by logging in to Infonetics' access portal from (see the Broadband Networks area). 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.

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    Directing Analyst, IPTV and Next Gen OSS/BSS
    Infonetics Research
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