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Broadband access equipment revenues were very strong in 2015, reaching $8.0bn for the year, the highest level seen since 2012, with an increase of 30% versus 2014.


  • Next-gen PON shipments and revenues will increase, albeit slowly. During 2015, 10G EPON shipments took place in both Asia-Pacific and North America. 10G GPON shipments began in 4Q15 in Asia-Pacific. Several operators announced next-gen PON trials in 2015 and several issued RFPs.
  • Copper and coax will continue to support broadband with new technologies expanding bandwidth capabilities.
  • The bandwidth marketing craze will continue. Announcements of 1G, 2G, and 10G bandwidth offerings are continuing. Higher-bandwidth offerings will spur the deployment of next-gen access technologies, whether fiber-, copper-, or coax-based.

Features and Benefits

  • This report and the companion market share spreadsheets (units and revenues) examine the broadband access equipment market by region, vendor, and equipment type.
  • Detailed analysis is provided for vendor market share covering the 2015 winners and losers compared to 2014 for the total market and by market segment.

Key questions answered

  • What is the status of the broadband access equipment market? Who are the leading vendors by equipment type and by region?
  • What's happening within the PON equipment segment? Has next-gen PON begun to ship?
  • Is VDSL replacing ADSL in all regions?
  • What happened with the DOCSIS 3.0 market in 2015? Were shipments up or down or the same as in 2014?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

2015 results

  • 2015 revenues were very, very strong

Market share – 2015 versus 2014

  • Huawei, ZTE, and Fiberhome all increased share
  • Analysis of 4Q15 revenues

Market growth and outlook

  • FTTx PON dominates, DSL shifts to VDSL, CMTS results mixed

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • 4Q15 and 2015 PON revenues grew again
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 4Q15 FTTx PON product revenues
  • 2015 and 4Q15 FTTx PON shipments

DSL results and share changes

  • 2015 DSL revenues decline slightly, 4Q15 results are mixed
  • DSL market share and changes
  • 2015 and 4Q15 DSL global shipments
  • DSL product-level analysis by region
  • DSL shipment analysis by region, by vendor

CMTS results and market share changes

  • Annual sales hold steady, 4Q15 down sequentially but up YoY
  • CMTS market share and changes
  • 2015 and 4Q15 CMTS shipments

Market trends

  • The outlook for 2016 is good but not quite as good as 2015


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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