ARRIS dominates cable broadband market in Q1 2015

ARRIS dominated the cable broadband market in Q1 2015, supported in part by the early availability of its E6000 CCAP-capable product.

Cable DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) channel sales grew 48 percent year on year and 14 percent quarter on quarter to 1.8 million in Q1 2015 – fuelled by MSOs upgrades to their broadband networks.

“Revenue was down due to a combination of aggressive pricing and a higher proportion of software licenses,” said Jeff Heynen, research director for broadband access and pay TV at IHS.

Cable Broadband Equipment Market
The IHS report said that CCAP, CMTS, CMC and edge QAM revenue fell 7 percent sequentially to $474 million.

Earlier, the cable broadband market players were expecting slow growth in the key North American region due to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. However, the overall cable broadband market remained healthy, setting the stage for a strong 2015.

Very few cable operators have deployed video QAM channels on their CCAP-capable platforms, tamping the long-term outlook for these channels.

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