Broadband access equipment market up 12% to $16.3 bn: Dell’Oro

Revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased 12 percent to $16.3 billion in 2021 – powered by spending on both PON infrastructure and fixed wireless CPE, Dell’Oro Group said.
Telstra broadband2021 was a record year for PON equipment spending, with some of the highest growth coming from the North American market,

“Fiber expansion projects in North America show no signs of slowing heading into 2022,” said Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group.

Total cable access concentrator revenue increased 4 percent Y/Y to just over $1 billion. Steady growth in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) deployments helps offset declines in traditional CCAP licenses.

Total PON ONT unit shipments reached a record 140 million units for the year, bucking the supply chain constraints that have dogged the cable CPE market.

Key vendors in the global broadband access equipment market include ZTE, Tellabs, Samsung, Huawei Technologies, Cisco Systems, Allied Telesis, Adtran, Calix Networks, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, among others.