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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 07, 2010

Cisco Leads Cable Broadband Equipment Market to Strong Second Quarter

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Cisco has led cable broadband equipment market to strong second quarter, noted Infonetics (News - Alert) Research in its latest report.

Market research firm, Infonetics, recently released its second quarter CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable modem termination systems, edge quadrature amplitude modulation channels, and cable broadband subscribers.

"Cisco (News - Alert) led a strong second quarter in CMTS port shipments and revenue, capturing 58 percent of worldwide revenue,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research (News - Alert).

Heynen said that cable operators continue to add both downstream and upstream capacity for DOCSIS 3.0 and some early IPTV deployments in Europe.

He said that Edge QAMs also saw an 8 percent revenue increase, driven by growth in video on demand and switched digital video deployments.

Infonetics' report provides worldwide and regional vendor market share, market size and forecasts through 2014 for standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers; upstream and downstream CMTS revenue and ports; and edge QAM channels and revenue by application, including linear broadcast TV, video on demand (VOD), unicast video, switched digital video, M-CMTS and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS).

The main drivers behind the quarter's growth include strong demand for DOCSIS 3.0 channels and the push to lay the groundwork to deliver IPTV (News - Alert) services.

According to report, the Central and Latin America region (CALA) showed a predictable decline on the heels of triple-digit growth in the previous quarter

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny