SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 06, 2007 18:50 ET

DSL port shipments up 4%, IP DSLAM revenue up 29% in 1Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - According to Infonetics Research's latest Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers report, worldwide DSL port shipments are up 4% in 1Q07 from the previous quarter, while overall broadband aggregation hardware revenue is down 13% to $1.5 billion.

Strong growth in worldwide DSL subscribers continues, however, indicating fundamental demand for broadband connectivity is still on the rise. Despite a growing percentage of FTTH deployments, fiber-to-the-building deployments using ADSL2+ and VDSL technologies for the subscriber's connection are also increasing significantly.

"Broadband service providers, including DSL operators and cable MSOs, continue to upgrade their DSL networks to support higher bandwidths and more transparent services, such as voice and video, by pushing fiber deeper into the access network. They are also upgrading to higher-speed ADSL2+ and VDSL technologies. These trends will push the IP DSLAM and MSAP segments to steady growth annually through at least 2010, despite strong downward pricing pressure," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research.

Market Highlights

--  The number of worldwide DSL subscribers are forecast to reach just
    under 206 million in 2007, a 23% increase over 2006, and double-digit
    annual growth is expected through 2010
--  In 2006, ATM DSLAMs and IP DSLAMs each represented 50% of worldwide
    DSLAM revenue; by the end of 2007, these proportions will shift
    significantly, with IP DSLAM share increasing to 72%
--  IP DSLAM revenue increased 29% between 4Q06 and 1Q07 as providers
    around the world upgrade their networks to deliver new IP services such as
    VPNs, VoIP, and IPTV
--  Alcatel-Lucent leads with 27% revenue share of the worldwide broadband
    aggregation hardware market, followed by Huawei and ZTE
--  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, Occam Networks, Samsung, Siemens, Sumitomo, Tellabs, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, 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

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