Report: Broadband Access equipment market up $3.3bn in Q1

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According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $3.3 billion in Q1 2021, up 18 per cent year-over-year (Y/Y). Growth came from spending on PON OLT ports, particularly 10 Gbps PON technologies.

“The shift to 10 Gbps PON technologies is happening quickly and on a global basis,” noted Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “The only thing preventing further expansions are supply chain constraints and increased costs.”

Additional highlights from the report:

  • Total broadband access equipment revenue was down 6 per cent from the record revenue of Q4 2020.
  • Total cable access concentrator revenue increased 15 per cent Y/Y to $243 million. Though DOCSIS licence purchases were down, new hardware purchases in the form of CCAP chassis, line cards, and DAA nodes and modules helped push revenue higher.
  • Total DSL Access Concentrator revenue was down 30 per cent Y/Y, driven by slower port shipments worldwide as more operators shift their spending to fiber.
  • Total PON ONT revenue was down quarter over quarter, but unit shipments remained above 30 million globally for the second straight quarter.

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