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Wireline broadband access equipment revenues exceeded $2.1bn in 2Q16, down a mere 1% from the previous quarter but up 11% compared to the year-ago quarter (YoY).


  • Broadband access equipment revenues will remain strong in 2016, but Ovum expects a softening in the PON market. China's operators are continuing to issue large tenders but there is oversupply at the GPON optical component level, which suggests a future softening in the equipment market.
  • While the broadband access equipment market will continue to be dominated by Huawei, ZTE, and Nokia, Calix and Adtran were both named as vendors in Verizon's announced testing of NG-PON2 equipment. Next-gen PON is providing a potential entry point for second-tier vendors in the US.
  • Next-gen broadband equipment is shipping for fiber, copper, and coax. Competition around bandwidth is continuing in numerous countries, pushing operators to upgrade their networks to support higher-bandwidth offerings.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines revenues and shipments for 2Q16 across FTTx PON, xDSL, and CMTS.
  • Identifies market share gainers and losers for FTTx PON, xDSL, and CMTS.
  • Examines shipments of next-gen equipment.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market share leaders by access equipment type and by region?
  • Is next-gen PON equipment shipping? Is shipping?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

2Q16 results

  • Quarterly revenues show slight sequential decline but YoY growth
  • Rolling 4Q results continued to grow

Market share changes

  • ZTE gained share, small changes for others

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • 2Q16 FTTx PON reached another record level
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 2Q16 FTTx PON shipments

DSL/ results and market share changes

  • 2Q16 DSL revenues continued to decline YoY
  • DSL/ market share and changes
  • 2Q16 DSL/ shipments
  • DSL product-level analysis by region
  • DSL shipment analysis by region, by vendor

CMTS results and market share changes

  • 2Q16 CMTS revenues down sequentially, up YoY
  • CMTS market share and changes
  • 2Q16 CMTS shipments

Market trends

  • Wireline access will remain strong for now, but expect a slowdown in PON


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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