Arris tops cable modem league

Even before Arris has completed its acquisition of the Motorola Home division of Google, the company rose to top the cable modem rankings to reach the No. 1 position, supplanting the previous leading supplier, Cisco.

Following three strong quarters of growth, Arris rose from a 15 per cent market share in the fourth quarter of 2011 to a 27 per cent share in the third quarter of 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.

Arris gained 6 points during the third quarter for the top spot while Cisco lost a few points ending the quarter with 22 per cent market share. Motorola continued to lose points falling to 21 per cent.

In the cable modem termination system (CMTS) market, Arris again supplanted Cisco by gaining four market share points to end at a 39 per cent share in the third quarter of last year, while Cisco dropped seven market share points to finish with 37 per cent of the market. Google’s Motorola Home division came in third with 14 per cent.

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