SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 25, 2011 11:50 ET

Infonetics Research: CMTS and edge QAM sales up in Q2; Motorola gains CMTS share

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its second quarter (2Q11) CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers market share and forecast report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers.

"The second quarter saw another 18% increase in CMTS downstreams, driven largely by growth outside North America, particularly Latin America. The lower cost of new CMTS linecards coupled with a steady rise in consumer demand for bandwidth continues to drive these purchases. Edge QAM revenue is up as well, driven by continued growth in QAM channels used in DOCSIS/M-CMTS, video on demand, and switched digital video applications," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide CMTS and edge QAM revenue together grew 12% to $464 million in 2Q11, on the heels of a 13% increase in 1Q11
  • In 2Q11, CMTS revenue actually declined in North America as operators slowed their purchases, but other world regions picked up the slack, more than offsetting the decline
  • Cisco's worldwide CMTS revenue share held steady in 2Q11 at 60% in 2Q11, while Motorola's share jumped 6 percentage points at the expense of #2 player ARRIS
  • Infonetics expects global edge QAM revenue to increase 6% in 2011 and to become a larger portion of the cable equipment market as more operators move to CCAP architectures
  • Infonetics forecasts the number of cable broadband subscribers to grow from 108 million worldwide in 2010 to 125 million in 2015

Infonetics' CMTS and Edge QAM report provides worldwide and regional vendor market share, market size and forecasts through 2015 for standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers; upstream and downstream CMTS revenue and ports; and edge QAM channels and revenue by application, including linear broadcast TV, video on demand (VOD), unicast video, switched digital video, M-CMTS and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS). The report tracks ARRIS, BigBand Networks, Casa Systems, Cisco, CommScope, Ericsson, Harmonic, Motorola, Sumavision, Teleste and Vecima.


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