Cisco tops cable modem termination system revenue market share in 2011, says Infonetics


Telecom Lead Team:
Cisco is the only of the four cable
modem termination system (CMTS) equipment leaders that gained CMTS revenue
market share in 2011, growing from 51 percent to 59 percent of the global
market, just one point shy of its all-time high, reveals market research
firm Infonetics Research.


The firm says the combined CMTS and
edge QAM revenue grew 5 percent in the final quarter of 2011, ending
the year on a high note, up 17 percent from the year-ago quarter.


For the full year, CMTS and edge QAM manufacturer revenue
increased by 6 percent to $1.7 billion.


Global CMTS port shipments hit record levels in 4Q11 and
are up an astounding 48 percent for the full year.


The report notes that CMTS revenue is not keeping pace
with port shipments because revenue per downstream continues to drop (down 31
percent in 2011), as more high-density downstream-only cards are introduced and
as the market continues to shift towards license-based upgrades in regions
outside North America.


The cable broadband market ended 2011 on a high note,
both for the quarter and the year and both for revenue and port shipments. In
fact, every region saw port growth in 2011, as cable operators worldwide
continue their DOCSIS 3.0 transformations,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing
analyst for broadband access and video at Infonetics Research.


The report tracked CMTS and Edge QAM providers like
Cisco, ARRIS, BigBand Networks, Casa Systems, CommScope, Ericsson, Harmonic,
Motorola, Sumavision, Teleste and Vecima for the forecast.


Infonetics’ quarterly CMTS and Edge QAM report
provides worldwide and regional vendor market share, market size and forecasts
for standard and wideband cable broadband subscribers.



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