Communications market research firm Infonetics Research has released the fourth quarter edition of its Broadband CPE and Subscribers report.
“In the fourth quarter of 2008, a slowdown in broadband subscriber growth caused worldwide manufacturer revenue to decline five per cent for DSL CPE, and two per cent for cable CPE. 2009 will be a challenging year for operators trying to secure new subscribers who are increasingly unwilling to upgrade their current services,” commented Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and Video, Infonetics Research
“The bright spot in the market continues to be the fast-growing digital home gateway segment, as more and more telcos use them to bundle IPTV into broadband services to increase ARPU. While 2009 will be a challenging year for broadband CPE vendors, the long-term forecast is good. Broadband connections to deliver converged services – voice, video, and high speed Internet now, and home monitoring and automation services later – will grow at a healthy clip from 2010 to 2013,” he add