Cable broadband equipment revenue up 24% to $411 mn

Cable broadband equipment revenue — CCAP (converged cable access platform), CMTS, edge QAM, and CMC (coaxial media converter) rose 24 percent from the previous quarter to $411 million in Q2 2014, said Infonetics Research.

In North America, where the shift to CCAP is most acute, CCAP revenue increased 39 percent in Q2 2014 from the prior quarter.

Arris, Casa Systems, and Cisco are the top players in the combined CCAP, CMTS, and CMC market in Q2 2014.

DOCSIS channel shipments

The combined CCAP and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2014.

For the first time total DOCSIS channel shipments exceeded 1 million in a single quarter.

Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research, said: “CCAP revenue jumped another 42 percent sequentially in 2Q14, as cable operators continued to shift spending to CCAP platforms in an effort to take advantage of their higher densities and lower per-channel prices.”

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