Arris led the optical node global revenue market and physical node unit shipments in 2014, according to IHS.
HFC optical node revenue increased 14 percent to $356 million in 2014.
In 2014, 80 percent of optical node revenue came from digital return nodes, and 15 percent from analog return nodes.
By 2019, IHS expects 35 percent of new physical nodes to be remote CCAP devices, 27 percent to be R-PHY units, and 23 percent to be traditional digital return nodes.
Hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) optical node shipments to more than double to 200,000 in 2019 from 92,000 in 2014 – fuelled by cable operators’ upgrade of networks with optical fiber cable.
Global cable operators aim to offer broadband video, data and voice services to homes and businesses by utilizing optical nodes.
“By way of increased node splitting today for increased bandwidth and a transition to distributed access in the coming years, optical nodes will see significant unit growth and innovation,” said Jeff Heynen, research director for broadband access and pay TV at IHS.