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Recent findings from market information source Dell’Oro Group suggest the worldwide Broadband Access market, which includes Cable, DSL, and PON technologies, reached a record level and exceeded $12 billion.
“PON revenue grew by 21 per cent to over $6 billion in 2015. Huawei, ZTE, and Alcatel-Lucent all benefitted from strong deployments into China, especially in customer premises equipment,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “In North America, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, and ADTRAN all realised strength as gigabit services are deployed by both large and small Service Providers. Demand for both DSL and Cable technologies fell in 2015, however, upcoming technologies, like G.fast, 35b, and DOCSIS 3.1, should help to turn this trend around in 2016. This will be especially important as Service Providers, whose current infrastructure is based around DOCSIS or DSL technologies, will look to more effectively and efficiently compete with competitors who utilise fibre. In fact, we forecast the total Broadband Access market to grow with positive contributions from all three technologies in 2016,” Tamboli added.