Infonetics: Cable broadband equipment market has strong second quarter

SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 -- The worldwide CMTS and edge QAM market grew 10% in 2Q10 over 1Q10 , according to the second quarter CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report from market research firm Infonetics Research. The report tracks cable modem termination systems (CMTS), edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) channels, and cable broadband subscribers.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 -- The worldwide CMTS and edge QAM market grew 10% in 2Q10 over 1Q10 , according to the second quarter CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report from market research firm Infonetics Research. The report tracks cable modem termination systems (CMTS), edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) channels, and cable broadband subscribers.

"Cisco led a strong second quarter in CMTS port shipments and revenue, capturing 58% of worldwide revenue,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research. “Cable operators continue to add both downstream and upstream capacity for DOCSIS 3.0 and some early IPTV deployments in Europe. Edge QAMs also saw an 8% revenue increase, driven by growth in video on demand and switched digital video deployments."

Other market highlights Infonetics revealed include:

  • The main drivers behind the quarter's growth include strong demand for DOCSIS 3.0 channels and the push to lay the groundwork to deliver IPTV services
  • The quarter's growth came from North America (+17%), EMEA (+23%), and Asia Pacific (+72%)
  • The Central and Latin America region (CALA) showed a predictable decline on the heels of triple-digit growth in the previous quarter
  • Harmonic, thanks to its ongoing VOD deployments with operators worldwide, returned to the top spot among edge QAM vendors.

Infonetics' CMTS and edge QAM report provides worldwide and regional vendor market share, market size, and forecasts through 2014 for standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers; upstream and downstream CMTS revenue and ports; and edge QAM channels and revenue by application, including linear broadcast TV, video on demand (VOD), unicast video, switched digital video, M-CMTS and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS).

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