D-Link leads in broadband router home segment in Q3 2011

The global home networking device market totaled $1.8
billion in Q3 2011, down 2 percent from Q2 2011 as seasonal softness hit nearly
all market segments.

Year-over-year, home networking device sales are up 10
percent worldwide.

The broadband router segment grew 19 percent from the
year-ago quarter. D-Link extended its revenue share lead in the broadband
router segment in Q3 2011 after expanding its marketing presence outside North
America and Asia.

NETGEAR and Cisco
follow in second and third position respectively.

Asia Pacific is the only region that posted a sequential
revenue gain for home networking devices (up 6 percent), driven by a 9 percent
revenue increase in broadband routers and a 16 percent rise in HomePlug
powerline adapters, according to Infonetics Research.

Infonetics Research said that residential gateways are critical to ensuring the
successful delivery of multiple broadband services such as digital video, IPTV,
VoIP, etc. to subscribers’ homes.

Gateways need to support a growing list of features to
ensure the quality and security of the content being delivered in the home.
Service providers increasingly rely on residential gateways instead of basic
modems to deliver voice, data, and video services, because they can be remotely
managed, have an open application layer to add on new features, and offer
higher throughput and greater security features.

IPTV is the fastest-growing service that respondent
operators expect to offer over their residential gateways. Operators are
looking to entice new subscribers with low up-front costs as the competition
for new broadband subscribers intensifies, leading many to bundle their
residential gateways with multi-play services instead of leasing them.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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