SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 12, 2008 19:52 ET

Infonetics Research: Huawei overtakes Alcatel-Lucent in IP DSLAM port share, neck and neck for revenue in 1Q08

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research reported today that Huawei took the lead from Alcatel-Lucent in worldwide IP DSLAM port market share in 1Q08, and is now less than one point behind Alcatel-Lucent for IP DSLAM revenue share.

Infonetics' report, Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers, shows that despite Huawei's strong performance in the IP DSLAM segment this quarter, most IP DSLAM vendors were down in 1Q08, resulting in a 12% revenue decline in the overall segment.

"2007 was the peak for annual IP DSLAM revenue, as market saturation and substitution with multiservice access platforms (MSAPs) take their toll on this category. MSAPs will see growth primarily in emerging markets such as India, as service providers increase deployments to support triple play services," said Mark Showalter, directing analyst for broadband networks at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

--  The overall broadband aggregation market is down 11% sequentially to
    $1.2 billion in 1Q08
--  The overall market faces long term decline as two of the four main
    component systems (ATM DSLAMs and next-gen DLCs) are at the end of their
    life cycles
--  Alcatel-Lucent remains the #1 revenue leader in the overall broadband
    aggregation hardware market, followed by Huawei, ZTE, and then Nokia
--  The number of worldwide DSL subscribers is forecast to hit 352 million
    in 2011

Infonetics' broadband aggregation report provides worldwide and regional forecasts, market size, and market share for MSAPs, next gen DLCs, and DSLAMs split by ATM vs. IP. DSL subscriber forecasts and port detail (ADSL, G.SHDSL, VDSL, PON OLT, Ethernet OLT, and DS0s) are included.

Companies tracked include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Ciena, Corecess, ECI, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Iskratel, Millinet, Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Occam Networks, Paradyne, Samsung, Sumitomo, Teledata, Tellabs, UTStarcom, Woojyun, Zhone, 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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    Directing Analyst, Broadband Networks
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3381
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