Global Broadband Equipment Revenue Rises 6%, DSL Ports Sees Solid Growth

Worldwide revenue for providers of broadband access equipment grew to $3.3 billion in the second quarter of the year, according to a new global broadband equipment revenue report from Dell’Oro Group. The figure represented a 6% increase over the second quarter of 2019.

The broadband equipment revenue growth was led by increased in investments in PON equipment, with EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), leading the way, with total revenue of $876 million.

Among the report’s other findings:

  • Total DSL access concentrator port shipments were up 7% year over year as total VDSL port shipments rebounded; however total cable access concentrator revenue decreased 8% during the same period, to $219 million as CCAP license purchases in North America fell.
  • Total PON ONT unit shipments increased 17% year-over-year, thanks to strength in EMEA, the Caribbean and Latin America.

“Fiber expansion projects continue to expand around the world, as evidenced by continued strong demand for OLT ports,” said Jeff Heynen, Dell’Oro Group senior research director, broadband access and home networking, in a prepared statement. “The sustained fiber investments are a clear sign that providers realize just how critical premium residential broadband access is to their business.”


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