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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 1, 2017 – According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, growth for the worldwide Broadband Access market, including PON, DSL and Cable, is projected to be driven primarily by Cable CPE device deployments over the next few years. Short-term growth is projected to be due to the transition to DOCSIS 3.1.

“The Broadband Access market will be driven by Cable CPE in the near term, with PON driving growth in the long term,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “In recent years, cable operators have been investing heavily in their central office infrastructure, deploying fully-integrated CCAP platforms that are, in many cases, capable of supporting DOCSIS 3.1. Now with the infrastructure in place, we think cable operators will begin to significantly increase spending on DOCSIS 3.1 CPE devices to give customers greater broadband speeds in a bid to deter customer attrition and increase customer net additions,” Tamboli continued.

Also included in the recently published Broadband Access 5-Year Forecast Report:

  • PON is forecast to be the Broadband Access market’s growth source starting in 2019.
  • GPON, rather than EPON, technology will continue to dominate PON shipments.
  • fast is expected to drive demand in the DSL market as ADSL steeply declines and VDSL slows.

The Dell’Oro Group Broadband Access 5-Year Forecast Report provides a complete overview of the Access market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for Cable, DSL, and PON equipment.  Network infrastructure equipment includes Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS), Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers ([DSLAMs] by technology ADSL, ADSL2+, G.SHDSL, VDSL), and PON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs).  Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) technology reflects Voice-over-IP (VoIP) or data-only.  To purchase this report, please call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


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