SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 12, 2008 20:00 ET

Infonetics Research: Digital home gateway shipments expected to more than double by 2011

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research reported recently that the worldwide broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market, which includes DSL and cable modems, residential gateways, voice terminal adapters, and voice CPE, sequentially dropped 9% in 1Q08, to $1.1 billion.

Infonetics' report, Broadband CPE and Subscribers, indicates the quarterly drop is in line with normal first quarter softness, and that revenue for some emerging segments in the market, such as cable broadband gateways and very high speed DSL (VDSL) broadband gateways, grew sequentially in double and triple percents.

"Softness in 1Q08 broadband CPE was in line with expectations except that standard cable modems had a larger decline in the quarter than usual," said Mark Showalter, directing analyst for broadband networks at Infonetics Research. "Service providers continue to use bundled CPE with advanced functionality to entice subscribers into long term contracts for broadband access."

Other highlights from the report:

--  Digital home gateway shipments are forecast to more than double
    between 2007 and 2011
--  The ADSL IAD market segment declined significantly in 1Q08 as European
    service providers started deploying digital home gateways instead of IADs
--  Thomson remained the worldwide leader in overall broadband CPE revenue
    despite a relatively tough quarter in 1Q08
--  Motorola is in 2nd position for worldwide broadband CPE revenue (and
    #1 for standard cable modems), followed by ARRIS and Cisco

Infonetics' broadband CPE 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), Dataflex, D-Link, Foxconn, Gemtek, Huawei, Motorola, NETGEAR, Nokia Siemens, Sagem, SMC, Sumitomo, Telsey, Thomson, US Robotics, Westell, Xavi Technologies, Zhone (Paradyne), ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

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

Infonetics Research ( is an international communications market research firm. Tracking emerging markets since 1990, Infonetics covers a broad range of service provider, product manufacturer, and enterprise and SMB markets, including network security, enterprise voice, unified communications, broadband networks, IPTV, IP video, mobile TV, optical networks, metro Ethernet, carrier routing and switching, wireless, FMC, VoIP, IMS, policy management, subscriber management, service management, carrier capex and opex, and more. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, service provider capex analysis, and custom research and consulting.

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