Report: Fibre deployments fuel growth for broadband equipment

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According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data centre IT industries, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $3.6 billion (€3.05bn) in Q2 2021, up 7 per cent year-over-year. Growth came from spending on both Cable and PON infrastructure.

“Fibre buildouts for residential, business, and mobile transport applications show no signs of slowing,” noted Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “Despite supply chain constraints and increased costs, operators continue to prioritise spending on their broadband access networks.”

Additional highlights from the Q2 2021 Broadband Access and Home Networking quarterly report:

  • Total cable access concentrator revenue increased 12 per cent Y/Y to $247 million. Node splitting activity continues, resulting in increased DOCSIS licences as well as new DAA node purchases.
  • Total DSL Access Concentrator revenue was down 51 per cent Y/Y, driven by slower port shipments worldwide as more operators shift their spending to fibre.
  • Total PON ONT unit shipments exceeded 35 million for the second time in three quarters.

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