SOURCE: Infonetics Research

March 12, 2008 18:43 ET

Infonetics Research: Broadband CPE market hits $4.6B in 2007

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - The worldwide broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market, which includes DSL and cable modems, digital home gateways, and voice terminal adapters, totaled $4.6 billion in 2007, up 10% from 2006, reports Infonetics Research in the 4Q07 edition of "Broadband CPE and Subscribers."

"Broadband connectivity continues to grow around the world as service providers increasingly offer bundles of voice, internet, music, gaming, and video services over broadband access to residential subscribers," said Mark Showalter, the new directing analyst for broadband networks at Infonetics Research. "Intense competition between cable MSOs and traditional wireline service providers remains the key driver for new CPE innovations."

Other highlights from the report:

--  The worldwide broadband CPE market totaled $1.2 billion in 4Q07, up 9%
    from 3Q07
--  Infonetics Research forecasts the broadband CPE market to hit $6.6
    billion in 2011
--  The number of standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers topped
    68 million worldwide in 2007; the number of DSL subscribers neared 206
--  Digital home gateway sales surged in 2007, with worldwide revenue up
    312% from 2006
--  Comcast's selection of Thomson for standard EMTAs helped Thomson jump
    back to first place in worldwide broadband CPE revenue in 4Q07
--  Motorola surged into second for worldwide revenue share in 4Q07, while
    Arris dropped from first to third
--  In 4Q07, over half of all broadband CPE revenue came from DSL CPE, and
    over a third came from cable CPE
--  EMEA is expected to lead in broadband CPE sales due to the larger
    number of DSL subscribers in the region, and higher expected numbers of
    IPTV and voice over broadband service subscribers

Infonetics' report provides worldwide and regional forecasts, market size, and market share for DSL CPE (ADSL, VDSL, and G.SHDSL modems and gateways; ADSL IADs); standard and wideband cable CPE (modems, gateways, and EMTAs); residential gateways (broadband, multiservice, and digital home gateways); voice terminal adapters (VTAs), and voice CPE. The report also tracks and forecasts standard and wideband cable subscribers and DSL subscribers by region.

Companies tracked include 2Wire, Actiontec, Arris, AVM, Cisco Systems (Linksys, Scientific Atlanta), D-Link, Foxconn, Gemtek, Huawei, Motorola (Netopia), NETGEAR, Nokia Siemens, Sagem, SMC, Sumitomo, Telsey, Thomson, Westell, Zhone (Paradyne), ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

For report highlights, log in to Infonetics' online portal from (see Broadband Networks area). For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecom and data networking. 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, Broadband Networks
    Infonetics Research
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