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Global wireline broadband access equipment revenues in 1Q17 remained in line with 1Q16, but declined 3.5% compared to 4Q16.


  • Broadband access equipment revenues will remain strong at least through 2020 as operators continue to build and upgrade access networks to support residential services, business services, and mobile backhaul (MBH).
  • DSL revenues increased in 1Q17. VDSL deployments in North America, supported by CAF-II funding, are a driving factor.
  • Next-gen PON shipments will increase throughout 2017, as will deployments of DOCSIS 3.1 and

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the wireline broadband access equipment vendors' 1Q17 results versus the sequential and YoY quarters.
  • Assesses market share for vendors by equipment type and region.
  • Examines unit shipments and revenues.
  • CMTS has been updated to include combined revenues and shipments for CMTS and CCAP, renamed CMTS/CCAP.

Key questions answered

  • How did the FTTx PON market perform in 1Q17? Will 2017 surpass the performance of 2016?
  • How did the xDSL and market perform in 1Q17? Are shipments growing?
  • How did the CMTS/CCAP market perform in 1Q17?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

1Q17 results

  • Quarterly revenues show flat growth YoY
  • Rolling 4Q results stay consistent
  • Analysis of 1Q17 revenues

Market share changes

  • Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE remained market share leaders in 1Q17

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • 1Q17 PON showed lower revenues, but still strong
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 1Q17 FTTx PON product revenues
  • 1Q17 FTTx PON shipments

DSL/ results and market share changes

  • 1Q17 DSL revenues increased sequentially and YoY
  • DSL market share and changes
  • 1Q17 DSL/ shipments

CMTS/CCAP results and market share changes

  • 1Q17 CMTS/CCAP up 3% sequentially, down 3% YoY
  • CMTS/CCAP market share and changes
  • 1Q17 CMTS/CCAP shipments

Market trends

  • 2017 off to a normal start after an exciting 2016


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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