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Wireline Access Market Gaining Momentum

21/05/2015 by Paul Clayson


The wireline broadband access equipment market generated revenue of $6 billion in 2014, up 7% year-on-year, according to research by Ovum.

The final quarter of the year proved particularly strong, with revenues reaching almost $1.7 billion in the three-month period, representing an increase of 6% sequentially and 16% year-on-year.

Wireline broadband revenues were driven by the FTTx PON segment, with revenues for the 12 months topping $3.2 billion, up some 25% from the previous year.

It was once again the final quarter which accounted for much of the increase, with PON revenues reaching $941 million, a 14% rise on the prior three months and a weighty 38% increase year-on-year.

DSL revenues also registered a calendar-year rise, up 3% on 2013 to $1.9 billion. CMTS revenues in 2014, however, were not so solid, declining 29% from 2013, dropping in under the $900 million mark.

Ovum forecasts that it will be much the same story for wireline broadband revenues in 2015, when it expects to see the FTTx PON equipment segment reach record levels, accredited, in part, to FTTH network deployments by China's CSPs (communications service providers).

DSL, meanwhile, will benefit from vectored-enabled VDSL shipments which will continue to go from strength to strength, Ovum says. The course of the CMTS segment, however, is less clear.

Julie Kunstler, principal analyst at Ovum, said: "Wireline access is strong and will remain so. There are numerous factors supporting strong wireline access equipment shipments and PON in particular."


wireline, broadband, Technology

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