SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

March 02, 2005 09:00 ET

U.S. Broadband Equipment Sales Fall Amid Technology Shift

DSL Service Providers Opted to Make Plans for Fiber Rollouts

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2005 -- According to Synergy Research Group's latest report, Q4 2004 U.S. Broadband Market Shares, the Broadband equipment market decreased 6.7 percent sequentially and 12.4 percent year-over-year. Furthermore, for all of 2004, the market was essentially flat, falling 0.9 percent compared to 2003.

For the full year 2004, DSL equipment sales fell 19.4 percent, while Cable Internet equipment rose 14.7 percent during the same period.

"DSL Service Providers limited their investments in the Fourth Quarter to prepare for Fiber deployments in the months ahead," said Joshua Johnson, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "At the same time, MSOs (Multi-Service Operators) spent less on Cable Internet equipment to focus on marketing new offerings like phone service to increase the average amount of revenue per customer."

Table 1.  Q4 2004 U.S. Broadband Vendor Rankings
1.  Motorola
2.  Westell
3.  Alcatel
4.  Linksys
5.  Siemens
Notable sequential market share gainers for the quarter included 2Wire, Linksys, Lucent, Netopia, Tellabs, and Westell.

This 38-page report containing 22 market share tables is available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com.

Synergy Research Group (SRG) is a market research firm, which specializes in quarterly market analysis, market share, forecasting, and strategic consulting. SRG offers a wide breadth of market research services to the equipment manufacturing, semiconductor, and financial communities. SRG can be found at www.srgresearch.com.

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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