SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 25, 2011 12:11 ET

Infonetics Research: Healthy rebounds in DSL equipment market in Q2, Huawei and ZTE lead

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its second quarter (2Q11) PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers vendor market share and forecast report, which tracks broadband access equipment and subscribers.

"After a challenging first quarter, the DSL equipment market rebounded nicely in the second quarter, driven by strong activity in North America, helped by a mix of Broadband Stimulus and tier 1 carrier spending on VDSL (very high bitrate DSL lines), and in the EMEA region, where operators continue to spend on VDSL and voice ports as they retire their TDM voice lines in favor of voice over IP. Also notable this quarter is the phenomenal EPON market growth in China, where EPON spending surpassed the US$600 million mark and EPON ports surpassed the 3 million mark for the first time, thanks to China Telecom and China Unicom," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research.


  • Total spending on PON, FTTH and DSL aggregation equipment jumped 12% to US$2.1 billion in 2Q11, with every equipment category and region showing healthy rebounds after a seasonally slow 1Q11
  • Year-over-year (2Q11 compared to 2Q10), the overall broadband access market is up 26%
  • The biggest increase in broadband access equipment spending in 2Q11 was in Central America and Latin America (CALA), up 40% sequentially
  • GPON equipment investments jumped 56% in the EMEA region in 2Q11, following a 25% increase the previous quarter
  • Huawei and ZTE hold on to their lead in the overall broadband access equipment market in 2Q11, with Huawei's revenue share increasing a bit, taking in about � of the global total

Infonetics' quarterly PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2015. Equipment revenue and ports tracked: DSL aggregation (MSAPs, next gen DLCs, ATM and IP DSLAMs), BPON, 1.25G/2.5G EPON, 2.5G GPON, 10G EPON, 10G GPON, and Ethernet FTTH (CPE and service provider equipment). DSL subscribers tracked: ADSL/ADSL2+, VDSL/VDSL2, G.SHDSL. Companies tracked: ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Allied Telesis, Calix, Ciena, Corecess, Dasan, ECI, Enablence, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Iskratel, Millinet, Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Samsung, Sumitomo, Tellabs, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.


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