SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 06, 2007 18:50 ET

Digital home gateways nearly triple in 1Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - The worldwide broadband CPE market totaled $1.5 billion in 1Q07, up 2% from the previous quarter, as broadband connectivity continues to grow in most regions, says Infonetics Research in its latest "Broadband CPE and Subscribers" report.

The market continues to get a push from service providers seeking to entice customers to subscribe to a bundle of voice, data, and video services, and their demand for intelligent CPE to prioritize traffic coming into and out of the home.

"We continue to see a shift away from traditional modems and, to a certain extent, broadband gateways, to IADs, EMTAs, and digital home gateways, all of which allow service providers and cable MSOs to offer bundled services today, but also provide the necessary traffic prioritization and security capabilities to easily layer on home automation, security, and home media services. The increase in these more expensive devices will balance out the decline in baseline modems and will keep worldwide broadband CPE revenue stable through at least 2010, throughout our forecast period," said Infonetics Research analyst Jeff Heynen.

Market Highlights

--  Worldwide digital home gateway unit shipments almost tripled in the
    first quarter of 2007
--  Worldwide revenue for voice CPE, which includes DSL IADs, EMTAs, VTAs,
    digital home gateways, and broadband routers with integrated VTA
    capability, is down 13% in 1Q07 from the previous quarter, but is up 26%
    from a year ago
--  Thomson leads the overall broadband CPE market with 10% revenue share,
    followed by Linksys, Arris, and Motorola
--  Actiontec leads the digital home gateway market for revenue share,
    followed by Thomson and 2Wire
Infonetics' broadband CPE report provides worldwide and regional forecasts, market size, and market share for DSL and cable CPE (modems, gateways, IADs, EMTAs), voice terminal adapters (VTAs), wired and wireless broadband routers, and residential gateways (broadband, multiservice, and digital home gateways).

Companies tracked include 2Wire, Actiontec, Arris, AVM, Buffalo, D-Link, Foxconn, Gemtek, Huawei, Linksys, Motorola, NETGEAR, SAFRAN, Scientific Atlanta, Siemens, SMC, Sumitomo, Thomson, Westell, Zhone (Paradyne), ZTE, 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. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

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    Infonetics Research
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