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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 13, 2016 – As reported in a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the lure of gigabit speeds pushed cable operators to build out their infrastructure and invest rapidly in DOCSIS 3.1. 3Q16 was the third consecutive quarter of strong double-digit year-over-year growth for cable infrastructure equipment (CMTS). 2016 has been a good year for infrastructure investments while 2017 will be good for CPE investments.

“The Cable CMTS market grew 22 percent year-over-year in the third quarter. The market is dominated by Arris and Cisco with Cisco’s strength in the quarter driving the market,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “Cable operators are betting that gigabit speeds will help them penetrate the small Enterprise market. In 2017, we expect that DOCSIS 3.1 infrastructure will be more ubiquitous and pervasive throughout Cable operators’ networks. Spending on Cable CPE devices will increase dramatically as Cable operators focus on delivering much faster speeds to customers to better compete with telecom operators deploying PON and technologies. Currently, Arris and Technicolor dominate the Cable CPE market,” Tamboli added.


The Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Access Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market and data on approx. 25 vendors, including Nokia, Arris, Cisco Systems, Huawei Technologies and ZTE.  Included are tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for Cable, DSL, and PON equipment – Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS), Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers ([DSLAMs] by technology), and PON Optical Line Terminals ([OLTs] by technology).  The report also covers Cable and DSL Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) technology and PON Optical Networking Terminals (ONTs).  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

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