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Global broadband CPE unit shipments up 9% in 1Q15

Posted: 14 Jul 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IHS? G.fast? broadband? CPE? DOCSIS?

According to the latest report form IHS, the global broadband CPE revenue fell to $2.8 billion in 1Q15, plunging two per cent sequentially, while unit shipments stayed flat at 54 million as service providers continued to expand their fixed broadband service capabilities in the highly-competitive customer premises equipment market.

"Overall, the CPE market remains strong, with revenue up three per cent YoY. We expect both DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast to help add momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments and FTTH to continue at its current pace, driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA," said Jeff Heynen, research director for broadband access and pay TV at IHS.

G.fast and VDSL

On a YoY basis, global broadband CPE unit shipments were up nine per cent in 1Q15 as operator investments in premium CPE continued. Looking at the product segments, the top performers in 1Q15 were EPON and fixed LTE, which both saw double-digit per centage increases in unit shipments.

Regional pockets of growth include EPON ONTs and video gateways for cable operators in North America, GPON ONTs in Europe and VDSL CPE in Latin America. As service providers use mobile broadband to complement fixed broadband deployments, use cases for mobile broadband routers are anticipated to grow considerably, sending unit shipments to over 622,000 in 2019.





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