With DOCSIS 3.1 gear on the cusp of rollouts, the demand for DOCSOS 3.0 CPE units continues unabated.
According to a recent report by Infonetics Research, close to 90 million DOCSIS 3.0 CPE units shipped from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of last year. In the most recent third quarter, DOCSIS 3.0 gateway revenue increased 14 percent sequentially.
“The current momentum behind DOCSIS 3.0 continued again in 3Q14 and shows no signs of stopping. Cable operators worldwide are using the technology to gain broadband subscriber share. Even if MSOs aren’t currently offering DOCSIS 3.0 services, prices on the D3 devices have come down to the point where it makes sense to move forward with them,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research.
Overall, the global broadband CPE market totaled $2.6 billion the third quarter of 2014, which was an increase of 6 percent from the second quarter.
With connected home and multi-screen services continuing to proliferate, Infonetics said an increasing number of “intelligent,” video capable gateways were being shipped globally to support those services.
Infonetic’s report also said the fixed LTE CPE segment was starting to bounce back with the North American market expected to be a primary growth engine over the next two years as AT&T begins to roll out fixed LTE services to rural households.
Infonetics was acquired by IHS last month