SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 20, 2007 17:47 ET

DSL port shipments down 9% in 3Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - According to Infonetics Research's latest "Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers" report, worldwide DSL port shipments are down 9% in 3Q07 from the previous quarter, and overall broadband aggregation hardware revenue is down 12% to $1.4 billion.

North America is the only region that saw growth in DSL port shipments, up 14%, the report shows.

"Every region except North America saw a decrease in DSL port shipments in the 3rd quarter, after posting strong increases in ports the previous quarter," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. "Service providers took a break from their rollouts this quarter to focus on adding subscribers where new infrastructure had been deployed. North American DSL subscriber additions were disappointing this quarter due to increasing competition from cable operators and more marketing money turning to FTTH offerings, among other factors, but subscriber additions will pick up again as telcos offer IPTV and bundled video services to drive consumers to their all-in-one offerings."

Other report highlights:

--  IP DSLAM deployments continue to accelerate, although experiencing
    some softness in 3Q07; VDSL ports on IP DSLAMs jumped 46% in 3Q07, as
    providers around the world upgrade their networks to deliver new IP
    services such as VPNs, VoIP, and IPTV
--  The number of worldwide DSL subscribers are forecast to grow steadily
    each year through 2010, when it will top 318 million, despite DSL network
    rollout slow downs
--  Alcatel-Lucent continues to lead the worldwide broadband aggregation
    market, holding the #1 position in DSLAMs in all regions except APAC, where
    Huawei remains the leader
--  Nearly 3/4 of all broadband aggregation hardware revenue hails from
    EMEA and Asia Pacific together

Infonetics' "Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers" report provides worldwide and regional forecasts, market size, and market share for multiservice access platforms (MSAPs), next gen DLCs, and DSLAMs split by ATM vs. IP, includes port detail (ADSL, G.SHDSL, VDSL, PON OLT, Ethernet OLT, and DS0s).

Companies tracked include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Ciena, ECI, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Occam Networks, Samsung, Sumitomo, Tellabs, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, IPTV and Next Gen OSS/BSS
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3359
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