Cable broadband equipment spending dips 2%: IHS

Cable Broadband Hardware Market
Cable broadband equipment spending dipped 2 percent quarter over quarter and grew in double digits year on year in the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS.

“Rollout of 100Mbps+ services via DOCSIS 3.0 today and DOCSIS 3.1 later this year will continue to drive the market forward. There are committed initiatives in place at Comcast and Liberty Global, with others certain to follow as the year progresses,” said Jeff Heynen, research director for broadband access and pay TV at IHS.

Global CCAP, CMTS, CMC and edge QAM revenue reached $465 million in Q2 2015.

In North America, DOCSIS channel shipments dropped 25 percent sequentially after increasing 13 percent in Q1 2015. Revenue dipped 19 percent due to a slowdown among a handful of larger operators.

Leading cable operators are using coax media converters in emerging markets, particularly China and Southeast Asia, to provide lower-cost C-DOCSIS services to multiple dwelling units.

Arris dominated the cable broadband market in Q2, capturing over half of worldwide revenue – driven by CCAP-capable product.

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