SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

May 20, 2010 12:47 ET

Infonetics Research: Latin American operators drive cable broadband equipment market to record quarter

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released the first quarter (1Q10) edition of its CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report.

"Latin American operators finally ramped up their CMTS purchases in the first quarter of 2010 to expand capacity and greenfield operations, spending four times their quarterly norm. This increase sets a record quarter for CMTS sales in the Central and Latin America region, and pushed the worldwide cable broadband equipment market up 13% in what is typically a down quarter due to fourth quarter budget flushing," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband at Infonetics Research.


  • Combined worldwide CMTS and edge QAM revenue increased 13% to $416 million between 4Q09 and 1Q10
  • Shipments of CMTS ports to Latin America jumped 330% in 1Q10 from 4Q09
  • The CMTS and edge QAM market in EMEA region also saw atypical growth in 1Q10, where operators finally opened their wallets again to add CMTS downstream capacity
  • Upstart Casa Systems made significant headway in the CMTS market in 1Q10 and is expected to continue to make headway in the market, especially if Chinese cable operators opt for a DOCSIS architecture
  • Cisco's share of the critical North American CMTS market jumped 21 percentage points in 1Q10 over 4Q09, helped by the availability of its 20x20 card
  • The edge QAM market in China represents a broadening opportunity for vendors as cable operators there add edge QAM capacity to transition to digital simulcast and add video on demand (VOD) services

Infonetics' CMTS and edge QAM report tracks standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers; CMTS revenue and ports (upstream, downstream); and edge QAM channels and revenue. The report provides worldwide and regional CMTS vendor market share for ARRIS, Casa, Cisco, Motorola. Edge QAM vendors tracked include ARRIS, BigBand, Ericsson, GoBack TV, Harmonic, LiquidXStream, RGB Networks, Teleste, Vecima.

See BROADBAND on Infonetics' portal (, or follow the links below for report highlights or additional information:


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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