SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

March 16, 2010 15:11 ET

Infonetics Research: DSL, cable broadband CPE market up 10%; strong growth expected for wideband devices

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research released its fourth quarter (4Q09) Broadband CPE and Subscribers market forecast report.

"Now that many major cable operators worldwide are aggressively putting into place the infrastructure to support wideband and DOCSIS 3.0 services, we are now seeing more consistent quarterly shipments of wideband customer-premise equipment. It started with modems earlier in 2009 and now includes both gateways and embedded multimedia terminal adapters (EMTAs). Though the numbers remain small relative to standard cable CPE, we expect wideband cable devices to ramp up quickly in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, nearing $3 billion worldwide by 2014," predicts Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and video at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide revenue from broadband CPE grew 10% in 4Q09 from 3Q09 to $1.1 billion
  • Quarterly growth was driven by 3 main factors:
    • Operators flushed their year-end CPE and broadband budgets
    • Consumers upgraded to new devices over the holidays
    • Chinese operators continued spending on ADSL CPE to support higher speeds as part of their fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) rollouts
  • For the full 2009 year, the worldwide broadband CPE market totaled $4.2 billion, down 8% from 2008
  • Technicolor (Thomson) regained the lead from Huawei for overall broadband CPE revenue in 4Q09, and held onto the #1 spot for the year as well, followed by Motorola and Huawei, who are in a very tight race for second

Infonetics' quarterly broadband CPE report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, analysis, and forecasts for DSL and cable broadband customer-premise equipment (CPE) and subscribers, voice CPE, residential gateways, and voice terminal adapters.

Companies tracked include ARRIS, AVM, Cisco, D-Link, Gemtek, Huawei, Motorola, NETGEAR, Nokia Siemens, Sagem, SMC, Sphairon, Sumitomo, Telsey, Thomson, Ubee, US Robotics, Westell, Xavi Technologies, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

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  • Residential Gateways Deployment Strategies: Service Provider Survey
  • PON Equipment in Asia Pacific
  • 10G/40G/100G Networking Ports
  • Residential Voice, Video, and Data Services: North America

Infonetics Research 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 more effectively.

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