According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data centre IT industries, global revenue for broadband access equipment increased 3 per cent year-on-year, reaching $3.2 billion (€2.9bn).
An 874 per cent YoY increase in XGS-PON OLTs and continued growth of DOCSIS 3.1 CPE offset CCAP spending declines.
“The transition to 10 Gbps fibre technologies is now a global phenomenon,” said Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking. “The strength of 10 Gbps EPON and XGS-PON equipment in the quarter helped to offset continued weakness in cable CCAP spending, as major multiple-system operators’ focus on deploying purchased capacity,” explained Heynen.
Report highlights include:
– Total DSL port shipments increased 3 per cent YoY, with VDSL Profile 35b ports increasing 29 per cent, and Gfast ports increasing 42 per cent.
– Total cable access concentrator revenue decreased 40 per cent YoY to $237 Million, driven once again by a slowdown in CCAP licence purchases in North America.