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Infonetics: Broadband Aggregation Equipment Passes $2 Billion in Q2 as Operators ‘Binge on Broadband’

Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full report published by Aug. 29.)

BROADBAND ANALYST NOTE

“Operators around the world are binging on broadband,” says Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Driven by GPON and vectoring, the broadband aggregation market passed the $2 billion mark in the second quarter of 2014, growing by double digits both sequentially and from the year-ago quarter.”

Heynen adds: “‘Gigabit’ has become the mantra of the North American market, resulting in an acceleration of FTTH network investments. Meanwhile in Europe, vectoring VDSL2 deployments continue to ramp quickly.”

BROADBAND MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2Q14, worldwide broadband aggregation equipment revenue (DSL, PON, and Ethernet FTTH) reached $2.1 billion, growing 17% quarter-over-quarter and 19% year-over-year
  • Global spending on all broadband product segments rose in 2Q14 from 1Q14: Ethernet FTTH soared 45%, DSL aggregation climbed 21%, and PON increased 15%
    • GPON equipment sales are up 19% sequentially in 2Q14, and up 44% from the same period a year ago, sparked by China
  • VDSL ports grew to 6.6 million in 2Q14, as vectoring endeavors in EMEA continued to expand and grow in significance
  • North America rebounded from a typically slow Q1, and broadband spending is expected to increase later this year when Connect America Fund (CAF) projects get underway
  • Huawei saw a jump in broadband aggregation gear revenue in 2Q14 in Asia Pacific, driven largely by projects in Southeast Asia

BROADBAND REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly broadband aggregation report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for EPON, GPON, FTTH, FTTB, PON, and DSL aggregation equipment and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Alphion, Arris, Calix, Cisco, Dasan Networks, ECI, Fiberhome, Fujitsu, Genexis, Hitachi, Huawei, Iskratel, Mitsubishi, NEC, OF Networks, PacketFront, Sagemcom, Sumitomo, Tellabs, Tilgin, Ubiquoss, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXel, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

LATEST RESEARCH BRIEF

Read Infonetics’ August Broadband research brief:

http://www.infonetics.com/2014-newsletters/Broadband-Access-August.html

RELATED RESEARCH

View more report highlights and Infonetics’ webinar schedule at www.infonetics.com or download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, tables of contents, and more at www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on-demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Delivering Gigabit Broadband: A Primer (View on-demand)
  • Making Your Network Run Hotter With SDN (Sept. 4: Register)
  • Simplifying Networks with Centralized Signaling and Routing (Sept. 9: Register)
  • Network Control and SDN: What Role Will the PCRF Play? (Sept. 10: Register)
  • The Role of NFV in Mobile Networks (Sept. 25: Register)
  • New Architectures Driving Cable Broadband Networks (Oct. 7: Learn More)

TO INQUIRE ABOUT RESEARCH, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard [email protected] +1 408-583-3335

N. A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne [email protected] +1 408-583-3395

Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song [email protected] +86 21-3919-8505

Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics [email protected] +81 3-6408-5566

South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP [email protected] +82 2-3453-9400

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides here.

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