New broadband services boost DLC/MSAN market, says In-Stat

October 31, 2005 Scottsdale, AZ -- The market for Digital Loop Carrier/ Multi-Service Access Node (DLC/MSAN ) equipment is on the rise, as shipments to telecom carriers will jump from 24 million ports in 2004 to 36.9 million ports in 2009, says a report by In-Stat. According to the high tech research firm, DLCs that provided remote termination of POTS lines in the access network have evolved to become MSANs that support POTS, DSL, and FTTP access lines.

Oct 31st, 2005

October 31, 2005 Scottsdale, AZ -- The market for Digital Loop Carrier/ Multi-Service Access Node (DLC/MSAN ) equipment is on the rise, as shipments to telecom carriers will jump from 24 million ports in 2004 to 36.9 million ports in 2009, says a report by In-Stat. According to the high tech research firm, DLCs that provided remote termination of POTS lines in the access network have evolved to become MSANs that support POTS, DSL, and FTTP access lines.

"DLC/MSAN vendors now offer a number of features that support the service provider transition to new broadband services and an all-IP network," says Henry Goldberg, In-Stat analyst. "These products enable deep fiber solutions, such as FTTN and FTTC, where the DLC equipment is deployed closer to the user so that copper loop lengths are shorter, and ADSL2+ or VDSL technologies provide the required high bandwidth. Some service providers deploy fiber all the way to customer premise using an FTTP architecture that is also supported by the MSANs."

A recent report by the firm found the following:

* Worldwide DLC/MSAN POTS + DSL revenues are expected to stay relatively flat for the next five years, due to heavy price competition among the vendors.

* Huawei continued to be the worldwide leader in overall DLC/MSAN port shipments in 2004, with about a 36% market share; Alcatel was second, with a 21% market share.

* A number of vendors support VoIP media gateway functionality to enable replacement of Class 5 PSTN switches.

The report, "MSANs/DLCs Enable Telco FTTX, TV Services, and VoIP Migration," provides comprehensive analysis of the worldwide DLC/MSAN market. Worldwide, North America, and ETSI market shares are given for DLC/MSAN POTS, DSL, and total POTS + DSL port shipments in 2004 and 1H05. Key market trends are highlighted, and 13 vendor profiles that cover product offerings, key features, competitive strengths, and customers are provided. Five-year forecasts of worldwide DLC/MSAN POTS, DSL, and total POTS + DSL port shipments and revenues are included.

The report price is $2,995.


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