Broadband equipment revenue dips 2% to $2.9 bn in first quarter

Revenue for broadband access equipment declined 2 percent to $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest research report from Dell’Oro Group.
CityFiber broadband investment UKIncreased shipments of XG-PON1, XGS-PON, NG-PON2 OLT ports, and DOCSIS 3.1, CPE offset CCAP spending declined for the second straight quarter.

“The 10 Gbps FTTH deployments continue to build momentum,” said Jeff Heynen, research director, Broadband Access and Home Networking.

The next-gen fiber increases nearly offset the weakness in cable CCAP spending, as cable operators push off new capacity purchases while they determine how to move forward with distributed access architectures.

Cable access concentrator revenue fell 38 percent to $275 million, driven by a strong slowdown in CCAP channel purchases in North America and EMEA.

DSL port shipments dropped 21 percent, with ADSL ports down 71 percent and VDSL ports down 20 percent.

PON OLT port shipments increased 7 percent, with XGS-PON ports up 337 percent.

SOHO WLAN units increased 13 percent, driven by 19 percent growth in broadband CPE with WLAN and 125 percent growth in mesh router units.