Infonetics Research finds in 4Q13, the global broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market is up 7% sequentially, to $2.6 billion. DOCSIS 3.0 broadband gateway revenue grew 85% in 2013 from 2012, as per latest market study by infonetics.
Other findings and analysis shared by Infonetics includes:
For the full year 2013, worldwide broadband CPE revenue reached $9.7 billion, a 20% gain from a year ago
Cable video gateways and VDSL gateways and IADs in North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
GPON ONTs in China, the Middle East, Russia, and North America
The broadband CPE revenue share leaders in 4Q13 and for the full year 2013 are, in rank order, Huawei, Pace, and Technicolor
An increasing number of intelligent, video-capable gateways are being shipped globally to support connected home and multiscreen services; Infonetics expects this trend to continue to drive the CPE market for at least the next 5-7 years
“The days of lumpy quarters when DOCSIS 3.0 shipments decreased while DOCSIS 2.0 shipments jumped are largely over. Prices of higher-end CPE, particularly broadband gateways, have declined to the point where operators must invest in products with a future,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
Heynen adds: “As MSOs upgrade their customers to DOCSIS 3.0, they are moving them to broadband gateways to deliver managed WiFi services in the home. These data-only gateways have become the modems of the DOCSIS 3.0 era.”