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November 18, 2014 17:36 ET

Infonetics: Broadband equipment market flat in 3Q14 as PON grows and DSL slows

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - November 18, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 3rd quarter 2014 (3Q14) PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full report published by Dec. 2.)

BROADBAND ANALYST NOTE
"PON (passive optical network) was the only broadband aggregation equipment category to grow in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), and it was up just 1% sequentially, led by 2.5G GPON ONT increases in North America," says Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. "From the year-ago third quarter, PON is up a nice 20% globally."

Heynen adds: "DSL aggregation equipment revenue was down 6% quarter-over-quarter in 3Q14. The third quarter is an inconsistent one, with some regions ramping spending while others brake expenditures ahead of fourth quarter budget flushes. And last quarter's 19% sequential jump in revenue probably sealed Q3's fate. The good news is that fourth quarter spending should increase solidly."

BROADBAND MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global broadband aggregation equipment market (DSL, PON, and Ethernet FTTH) is down 1% in 3Q14 from 2Q14, to $2 billion
  • Q3 was a mixed bag for regional investment: Spending on broadband aggregation gear increased in Asia Pacific and North America, but declined in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America)
  • The broadband aggregation equipment market share leaders in 3Q14 are, in alphabetical order, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and ZTE
  • 4Q14 is anticipated to be a dynamic one for the North American region, with Connect America Fund (CAF) projects getting underway on one hand, while on the other AT&T and other service providers threaten to halt broadband rollouts until there is more clarity on pending net neutrality legislation

ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Infonetics clients are invited to join analyst Jeff Heynen live or on-demand Dec. 9 at 11:00 EST for a broadband market outlook. Log in for password www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=827.

BROADBAND REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly broadband aggregation report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for EPON, GPON, FTTH, FTTB, PON, and DSL aggregation equipment and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Alphion, Arris, Calix, Cisco, Dasan Networks, ECI, Fiberhome, Fujitsu, Genexis, Hitachi, Huawei, Iskratel, Mitsubishi, NEC, OF Networks, PacketFront, Sagemcom, Sumitomo, Tellabs, Tilgin, Ubiquoss, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXel, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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TO INQUIRE ABOUT RESEARCH, CONTACT:
North America (West), Asia Pacific:
Larry Howard larry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335
N.A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne scott@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3395
Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song jeffrey@infonetics.com +86 21-3919-8505
Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics takashi.kimura@takanalytics.com +81 3-6408-5566
South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr, +82 2-3453-9400

ABOUT INFONETICS
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Jeff Heynen
    Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
    Infonetics Research
    Email contact
    +1 408-583-3359
    Twitter: @JeffHeynen