Fixed LTE and DOCSIS 3.0 propel CPE market
Market research firm Infonetics has released its Q2 2013 Broadband CPE and Subscribers: PON, FTTH, Cable, and DSL market share, size and forecasts report, which tracks DSL, cable, and fibre to the home (FTTH) customer premises equipment (CPE), fixed LTE gateways, residential gateways, and broadband subscribers.
“The overall broadband CPE market is strong, as operators continue to transition to higher-speed, wider-band technologies to support steadily growing numbers of subscribers with ever-growing appetites for bandwidth. In particular, in the cable space, DOCSIS 3.0 shipments now clearly outweigh DOCSIS 2.0,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
Heynen adds: “There were a surprising number of fixed LTE gateways shipped in the Middle East, Africa, the Philippines, and other areas of Southeast Asia in the second quarter. This reflects the growing use of fixed LTE by operators in some markets to complement their existing fixed broadband services and extend their broadband footprint in rural markets and where physical infrastructure isn’t available.”
Highlights of the report include:
- Worldwide broadband CPE revenue reached $2.7 billion in 2Q13, up 8 per cent from the previous quarter and up 29 per cent from a year ago
- Intelligent, video-capable gateways are catching on as connected home and multi-screen services continue to proliferate
- Huawei maintains its revenue share lead and is also a major early provider of fixed LTE CPE
- Global FTTH CPE sales grew 7 per cent between the first and second quarters of 2013