Sales of broadband access equipment worldwide increased 3% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019, says Dell'Oro Group. A whopping 874% annual jump in XGS-PON optical line terminal (OLT) purchases and strong demand for DOCSIS 3.1 CPE made up for a decline in CCAP spending among cable MSOs to lead to a total revenue marker of $3.2 billion quarter, the market research firm says in its “Broadband Access 2Q 2019 Quarterly Report.”
"The transition to 10-Gbps fiber technologies is now a global phenomenon," said Jeff Heynen, research director, broadband access and home networking, at Dell’Oro. "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."
As an illustration of this last point, cable access concentrator revenue dropped 40% from the year-ago quarter to $237 million, driven again by a reduction in CCAP license purchases in North America. Elsewhere, global DSL port shipments grew 3% year-on-year during the quarter, thanks to a 29% increase in VDSL Profile 35b ports and a 42% jump in Gfast port shipments.
Dell'Oro’s “Broadband Access 2Q 2019 Quarterly Report” offers an overview of the broadband access market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for cable, DSL, and PON equipment. Covered equipment includes Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) and Distributed Access Architectures (DAA); Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs) by ADSL/ADSL2+, G.SHDSL, VDSL, VDSL Profile 35b, Gfast; PON optical line terminals (OLTs); cable, DSL, and PON CPE; and SOHO WLAN equipment, including mesh routers.
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