According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for broadband access equipment dropped to $2.5 billion, down 15 per cent year-on-year from Q1 2019.
The first quarter activity, which is seasonally slow to begin with, was hurt by supply chain disruptions throughout Asia-Pacific as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The first half of 2020 will give way to a sustained rebound in broadband equipment spending in the second half of the year,” said Jeff Heynen, Senior Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking. “The need to expand residential broadband speeds and availability will ultimately win out over the current macroeconomic slowdown,” explained Heynen.
Additional report highlights:
– Total cable access concentrator revenue decreased 22 per cent YoY to $211 million, driven by a slowdown in CCAP licence purchases in North America.- Total DOCSIS 3.1 CPE shipments remained strong and increased to 5.8 million, representing 67 per cent of total Cable CPE shipments.- Total PON ONT unit shipments decreased 15 per cent YoY, as new installations were limited by the pandemic.