CAMPBELL, California, March 9, 2009—Communications market research firm Infonetics Research recently released the fourth quarter (4Q08) edition of its Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers report. Highlights from the market research report follow.
"Although the appetite for broadband services is growing globally, there's no question the overall broadband aggregation hardware market is in decline. The combination of the current economic climate, a shift in subscribers' preferences for mobile broadband connections, slower subscriber growth in the mature markets of North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), and the wholesale substitution of DSL technologies by PON beginning in 2010 will continue to put downward pressure on a market that has seen solid growth for nearly a decade. Deep fiber deployments (FTTN and FTTC) will help drive VDSL port growth, but it won't be enough to stop the overall downward trend."
Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and Video, Infonetics Research
MARKET RESEARCH REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
- Many operators, such as AT&T, are pushing out their goals for homes passed to help preserve capex in the face of slowing broadband subscriber growth
- Worldwide DSL subscriber growth is beginning to plateau, as the average percentage of homes with a broadband connection ranges from 60% to 80% for every country in the developed world
- While the overall broadband aggregation hardware market will be in decline over the next 5 years (at least), there are opportunities for growth in emerging markets
- Revenue per subscriber growth will come from the addition of higher-speed VDSL connections, IPTV, and VoIP
- The recently-passed Broadband Stimulus package in the US will make $7.2 billion available to operators delivering broadband to rural or underserved areas to help them expand their networks
- MSAP vendors, such as Calix, Zhone, Occam, Ericsson, and Tellabs will be the biggest beneficiaries
Infonetics’ quarterly broadband hardware report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for MSAPs, next gen DLCs, ATM and IP DSLAMs, ports (ADSL, G.SHDSL, VDSL, PON OLT, Ethernet OLT, and DS0s), and DSL subscribers (ADSL/ADSL2+, VDSL/VDSL2, and G.SHDSL). The report includes easily customizable pivot tables for quick, ad hoc data comparisons and analysis.
Companies tracked in the broadband hardware report include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Allied Telesis, Calix, Ciena, Corecess, Dasan Networks, ECI, Enablence, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Iskratel, Millinet, Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Occam Networks, Samsung, Sumitomo, Tellabs, Tellion, UTStarcom, Woojyun, Zhone, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.
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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 more effectively.
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