SOURCE: Infonetics Research

May 13, 2008 16:27 ET

Infonetics Research: China buying more broadband aggregation hardware in run up to the Olympics

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - China's spending on broadband aggregation hardware (MSAPs and IP DSLAMs) in 2007 roughly quadrupled that of Japan and South Korea, according to a new report from market analyst firm Infonetics Research.

The report, Broadband Aggregation Hardware in Asia Pacific: China, Japan, and South Korea, says China represents about 50% of the $2.0 billion spent on broadband aggregation hardware in 2007 by Asia Pacific countries.

"China presents the largest market for broadband aggregation hardware in the Asia Pacific region as deployments accelerate in the run up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing," said Mark Showalter, directing analyst for broadband networks at Infonetics Research. "Although the Asia Pacific broadband aggregation hardware market is the largest in the world, DSL sales in the region flatten after 2008 as services shift from copper- to fiber-based access, as we've already seen in Japan and are starting to see in South Korea."

Other highlights from the report:

--  Asia Pacific represents close to 1/3 of worldwide total telecom capex,
    and over 1/3 of worldwide broadband aggregation equipment spending
--  Service providers in India, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia
    are deploying more copper-based DSL services than other regions of Asia and
    together represent a healthy MSAP and IP DSLAM market
--  The primary drivers for the shift from copper- to fiber-based services
    include IP network transformation projects and traffic increases boosted by
    video, IPTV, online gaming, and P2P applications
--  In China, Huawei and ZTE hold the #1 position in IP DSLAM and MSAP
    markets, respectively
--  In the Rest of Asia Pacific region, which includes Asia Pacific
    countries other than China, Japan and South Korea, UTStarcom enjoys the #1
    position in MSAPs and Alcatel-Lucent leads in IP DSLAMs
--  Nokia Siemens leads in both IP DSLAMs and MSAPs in South Korea, thanks
    to their acquisition of local Dasan Networks

Infonetics' report provides market share, market size, and forecasts for multiservice access platforms (MSAPs), IP digital subscriber line access multiplexers (IP DSLAMs), and port detail (ADSL, G.SHDSL, VDSL, PON OLT, Ethernet OLT, and DS0s) in China, Japan, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, and the total Asia Pacific region.

Companies tracked include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Corecess, ECI, Ericsson, Huawei, Millinet, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Samsung, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, Zyxel, and others, 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 analyst firm specializing in the Communications Industry. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

    Mark Showalter
    Directing Analyst, Broadband Networks
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3381
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