Infonetics Research, a technology market research firm, has released excerpts from its Q3 2014 Broadband CPE and Subscribers: PON, FTTH, Cable, DSL, and LTE report.
In the report, Infonetics, now part of IHS, tracks digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fibre to the home (FTTH), and fixed long term evolution (LTE) customer premises equipment (CPE), residential gateways, and broadband subscribers.
“The current momentum behind DOCSIS 3.0 continued again in 3Q14 and shows no signs of stopping. Cable operators worldwide are using the technology to gain broadband subscriber share. Even if MSOs aren’t currently offering DOCSIS 3.0 services, prices on the D3 devices have come down to the point where it makes sense to move forward with them,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
Highlights of the report include:
- The global broadband CPE market totaled $2.6 billion in Q3 2014, an increase of 6 per cent per cent from Q2 2014
- A cumulative 89.1 million DOCSIS 3.0 CPE units were shipped over the last 12 quarters, from Q4 2011 to Q3 2014
- In Q3 2014, DOCSIS 3.0 gateway revenue is up 14 per cent sequentially
- Connected home and multiscreen services continue to proliferate as operators increase the number of services they offer to subscribers and improve margins
- As a result, an increasing number of intelligent, video-capable gateways are being shipped globally to support these advanced services
- The fixed LTE CPE segment is beginning to rebound, and the North American market is expected by Infonetics to be a primary growth engine over the next 2 years as AT&T begins to roll out fixed LTE services to rural households