Broadband equipment market grew 7% to $3.6 bn in Q2

Global revenue for the broadband access equipment market increased 7 percent to $3.6 billion in Q2 2021 – fuelled by spending on both cable and PON infrastructure, according to Dell’Oro Group.
EWE TEL broadband network in Germany“Fiber buildouts for residential, business, and mobile transport applications show no signs of slowing,” said Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “Despite supply chain constraints and increased costs, operators continue to prioritize spending on their broadband access networks.”

Total cable access concentrator revenue increased 12 percent to $247 million. Node splitting activity resulted in increased DOCSIS licenses as well as new DAA node purchases.

Total DSL Access Concentrator revenue fell 51 percent, driven by slower port shipments worldwide as more operators shift their spending to fiber.

Total PON ONT unit shipments exceeded 35 million for the second time in three quarters.