DOCSIS 3.0 Broadband CPE Shipments to Grow 14% to 50 Million in 2014

12 Dec 2013

Broadband Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) shipments at the end of 2013 are expected to surpass 147 million according to ABI Research’s latest Market Data. The devices counted include modems, wired routers, and gateways. Despite a growing broadband subscriber base and increasing demand for advanced broadband services, broadband CPE shipments are only expected to grow to 150 million in 2014.

“Increasing adoption of fiber-optic broadband services is driving the growth of fiber-optic CPE shipments. Fiber-optic CPE will represent 26% of overall broadband CPE shipped in 2014. Cable and DSL CPE devices will have equal market share of around 37%,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and practice director.

As cable broadband operators rapidly extend to DOCSIS 3.0 networks, DOCSIS 3.0 CPE shipment is gaining market share. In 2014, DOCSIS 3.0 CPE devices shipped will reach 50 million, accounting for more than 89% of cable CPE shipments. Total DSL CPE shipments by the end of 2013 are likely to be around 2% lower than total shipments in 2012; mainly due to slow subscriber net addition in DSL broadband service. “However, since DSL operators continue to upgrade to higher speed VDSL services, VDSL CPE shipments are growing stronger. ABI Research expects that VDSL CPE will account for over 25% of DSL CPE device shipments in 2014,” adds Khin Sandi Lynn, industry analyst.

ZTE tops broadband CPE shipments in 3Q 2013 with a 13% market share. ARRIS jumped to second place after acquiring Motorola’s Home Division in April 2013. Combined shipments of ARRIS and Motorola CPE represents 12% market share, overtaking Huawei which owns 11% market share.

ABI Research’s “Broadband CPE” Market Data covers worldwide CPE for wired broadband (DSL, Cable, and Fiber). The report provides market shares of leading CPE manufacturers worldwide based on quarterly shipment data.

These findings are part of ABI Research’s Broadband CPEResearch Service.

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