Huawei leads broadband CPE market, ahead of ZTE

Telecom Lead India: Huawei has regained top position in
the global broadband customer premises equipment market in the first quarter of

ZTE is still the number two player.

Both vendors are leading suppliers of FTTH CPE to China
Telecom and China Unicom.

The cable CPE segment showed the strongest growth, with
revenue up 10 percent quarter over quarter, driven primarily by DOCSIS 3.0
upgrades in North America.

FTTH CPE continues to grow, with 1.25G EPON optical
network terminal (ONT) and 2.5G GPON ONT residential gateway revenue up by
double digits in 1Q12.

The global broadband customer premises equipment market,
including DSL, cable, and FTTH CPE, grew 4 percent in 1Q12 over 4Q11 to $1.76

The growth we’re seeing in wideband CPE revenue shows
that the infrastructure investments made by operators in DOCSIS 3.0 equipment
over the past few years are now paying off in new subscribers and upgrades to
existing subscribers’ services,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for
broadband access and video at Infonetics Research.

North America is a hotbed for wideband activity right
now, with wideband CPE shipments up more than 50 percent from the same time
last year, illustrating that the cable companies are making a consistent effort
to move subscribers to DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers. This is something we haven’t
seen until now,” Heynen added.

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