SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 12, 2008 19:49 ET

Infonetics Research: Largest single quarter on record for CMTS in 1Q08

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research reported today that cable modem termination system (CMTS) revenue jumped 36% sequentially in the first quarter of 2008, to $279 million, making 1Q08 the largest single quarter on record.

Infonetics' report, Cable Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers, shows that downstream and upstream CMTS port shipments also hit an all-time quarterly high. Universal edge QAM (UEQ) revenue and channel shipments are also up in 1Q08.

"2008 is on track to be a banner year for the cable broadband aggregation hardware market, as cable operators look to DOCSIS 3.0 to fend off residential FTTx offerings from incumbents and competitive providers, and as they launch new services targeting the small and medium business accounts of incumbent local exchange carriers. The first quarter was driven by strong performance by Cisco, whose CMTS port shipments jumped 64% sequentially," said Mark Showalter, directing analyst for broadband networks at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

--  Cisco holds the lead in CMTS revenue in every region except the
    Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), where Motorola is #1 after posting a
    significant revenue increase, overtaking ARRIS, who is now the #2 CMTS
    market share leader in CALA
--  The number of worldwide standard and wideband cable broadband
    subscribers is forecast to top 97 million in 2011
--  By CY11, CMTS will make up 77% of the total cable broadband
    aggregation market, and UEQs will make up 23% as more MSOs use UEQs to bond
    downstream channels and provide more bandwidth for data and video services

Infonetics' report provides worldwide and regional forecasts and market size for cable broadband subscribers split by standard vs. wideband, CMTS upstream and downstream ports and revenue, and universal edge QAM channels and revenue.

CMTS market share is provided for ARRIS, Cisco, Motorola, and others. UEQ vendors tracked include ARRIS, BigBand Networks, GoBackTV, Harmonic, LiquidXStream, Motorola, RGB Networks, Tandberg TV, Teleste, and Vecima Networks.

For report highlights, log in to Infonetics' online portal from (see 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 and established 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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Mark Showalter
    Directing Analyst, Broadband Networks
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3381
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