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Infonetics Research

September 08, 2009 14:46 ET

Infonetics Research: DSL, cable broadband CPE market up in 2Q, but slow subscriber growth clouds future

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter (2Q09) Broadband CPE and Subscribers report. Highlights follow.

"Despite this quarter's increases in the broadband CPE market, the rest of 2009 looks murky, with DSL and cable broadband subscriber additions either decreasing or staying flat. Lack of subscriber growth is likely to be the biggest single impediment to sustained growth in CPE shipments and revenue this year. Longer-term growth will be driven by wideband cable CPE, VDSL CPE, and digital home gateways," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and video at Infonetics Research.


-- In 2Q09, worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE), including
   DSL, cable, residential gateways, and voice CPE, totaled $1.04 billion,
   up 1% quarter-over-quarter
-- Growth in the quarter was driven by strong ADSL modem shipments in
   China, a strong jump in VDSL broadband gateway shipments in North
   America, and robust sales of wideband cable modems, broadband gateways,
   and EMTAs worldwide as cable operators continue DOCSIS 3.0 service
-- Thomson and Motorola, with their breadth of CPE shipments to both DSL
   and cable operators, continue to hold on to the top two spots worldwide,
   followed by ARRIS


Infonetics' quarterly broadband CPE report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 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); voice CPE; and standard and wideband cable subscribers and DSL subscribers.

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


Broadband CPE and Subscribers (Sept. 9)


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-- ARRIS takes lead in cable broadband market in 2Q09 for first time, Cisco down

-- Asia Pacific PON port shipments tripling 2008 to 2013

-- China's appetite for broadband services creates world's largest broadband aggregation hardware market

-- Cable broadband market bucks the trend, holding steady in 1Q; broadband CPE market down

-- Huawei takes lead from Alcatel-Lucent in DSL market; GPON market up, led by ALU, Huawei

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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