Broadband Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) shipments at the end of 2013
are expected to surpass 147 million according to ABI Research's latest
Market Data. The devices counted include modems, wired routers, and
gateways. Despite a growing broadband subscriber base and increasing
demand for advanced broadband services, broadband CPE shipments are only
expected to grow to 150 million in 2014.
"Increasing adoption of fiber-optic broadband services is driving the
growth of fiber-optic CPE shipments. Fiber-optic CPE will represent 26%
of overall broadband CPE shipped in 2014. Cable and DSL CPE devices will
have equal market share of around 37%," comments Jake Saunders, VP and
As cable broadband operators rapidly extend to DOCSIS 3.0 networks,
DOCSIS 3.0 CPE shipment is gaining market share. In 2014, DOCSIS 3.0 CPE
devices shipped will reach 50 million, accounting for more than 89% of
cable CPE shipments. Total DSL CPE shipments by the end of 2013 are
likely to be around 2% lower than total shipments in 2012; mainly due to
slow subscriber net addition in DSL broadband service. "However, since
DSL operators continue to upgrade to higher speed VDSL services, VDSL
CPE shipments are growing stronger. ABI Research expects that VDSL CPE
will account for over 25% of DSL CPE device shipments in 2014," adds
Khin Sandi Lynn, industry analyst.
ZTE tops broadband CPE shipments in 3Q 2013 with a 13% market share.
ARRIS jumped to second place after acquiring Motorola's Home Division in
April 2013. Combined shipments of ARRIS and Motorola CPE represents 12%
market share, overtaking Huawei which owns 11% market share.
ABI Research's "Broadband CPE" Market Data covers worldwide CPE for
wired broadband (DSL, Cable, and Fiber). The report provides market
shares of leading CPE manufacturers worldwide based on quarterly
These findings are part of ABI Research's Broadband
CPE Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/broadband-cpe/).
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