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Wireline broadband access equipment revenues just exceeded $2bn in 3Q15, increasing 3% sequentially and 25% compared to the year-earlier quarter.


  • There were two new developments this quarter: first, 10G EPON began to ship in earnest due to deployments by cable operators in the US and by China Telecom in China; second, Huawei began shipping PON equipment in North America, most likely to Bell Canada.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed assessment of the wireline broadband equipment market.
  • Examines 3Q15 compared to the prior quarter and to 3Q14 in terms of revenues and equipment shipments.

Key questions answered

  • What is happening in the wireline broadband equipment market?
  • Will the positive 2015 market continue in 2016?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

3Q15 results

  • Quarterly revenues remained strong
  • Rolling 4Q results continue to climb

Market share changes

  • Analysis of quarterly results

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • 3Q15 FTTx PON revenues grew again, sequentially and YoY
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 3Q15 FTTx PON shipments

DSL results and market share changes

  • 3Q15 DSL revenues declined sequentially and YoY
  • DSL market share and changes
  • 3Q15 DSL shipments
  • DSL product-level analysis by region
  • DSL shipment analysis by region by vendor

CMTS results and market share changes

  • 3Q15 CMTS revenues up sequentially, slightly down YoY
  • CMTS market share and changes
  • 3Q15 CMTS shipments

Market trends

  • The outlook for 2016 largely depends on China, as usual


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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