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TMCNet:  Infonetics: Broadband Aggregation Equipment Passes $2 Billion in Q2 as Operators 'Binge on Broadband'

[August 20, 2014]

Infonetics: Broadband Aggregation Equipment Passes $2 Billion in Q2 as Operators 'Binge on Broadband'

CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full report published by Aug. 29.)


"Operators around the world are binging on broadband," says Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. "Driven by GPON and vectoring, the broadband aggregation market passed the $2 billion mark in the second quarter of 2014, growing by double digits both sequentially and from the year-ago quarter."

Heynen adds: "'Gigabit' has become the mantra of the North American market, resulting in an acceleration of FTTH network investments. Meanwhile in Europe, vectoring VDSL2 deployments continue to ramp quickly."


  • In 2Q14, worldwide broadband aggregation equipment revenue (DSL, PON, and Ethernet FTTH) reached $2.1 billion, growing 17% quarter-over-quarter and 19% year-over-year
  • Global spending on all broadband product segments rose in 2Q14 from 1Q14: Ethernet FTTH soared 45%, DSL aggregation climbed 21%, and PON increased 15%
    • GPON equipment sales are up 19% sequentially in 2Q14, and up 44% from the same period a year ago, sparked by China
  • VDSL ports grew to 6.6 million in 2Q14, as vectoring endeavors in EMEA continued to expand and grow in significance
  • North America rebounded from a typically slow Q1, and broadband pending is expected to increase later this year when Connect America Fund (CAF) projects get underway
  • Huawei (News - Alert) saw a jump in broadband aggregation gear revenue in 2Q14 in Asia Pacific, driven largely by projects in Southeast Asia


Infonetics' (News - Alert) quarterly broadband aggregation report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for EPON, GPON, FTTH, FTTB, PON, and DSL aggregation equipment and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Alphion, Arris, Calix, Cisco, Dasan Networks, ECI, Fiberhome, Fujitsu (News - Alert), Genexis, Hitachi, Huawei, Iskratel, Mitsubishi, NEC, OF Networks, PacketFront, Sagemcom, Sumitomo, Tellabs, Tilgin, Ubiquoss, UTStarcom, Zhone, ZTE (News - Alert), ZyXel, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:


Read Infonetics' August Broadband research brief:


View more report highlights and Infonetics' webinar schedule at or download Infonetics' 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, tables of contents, and more at


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N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard +1 408-583-3335

N. A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne +1 408-583-3395

Greater China, SE Asia, India: ???? Jeffrey Song +86 21-3919-8505

Japan ?? Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics +81 3-6408-5566

South Korea ???? Doug Moon, MBAP +82 2-3453-9400


Infonetics Research (News - Alert) ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here.

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