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Wireline broadband access equipment revenues were strong in 2016, approaching $8.1bn.


  • The wireline broadband access equipment market is forecast to remain strong for 2017 as numerous operators continue to upgrade their wireline broadband access networks, supporting residential and nonresidential customers.
  • Next-gen broadband equipment is shipping for fiber, copper, and coax.
  • 5G will drive next-gen PON network builds.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares results for 2016 versus 2015 for FTTx PON, xDSL, and CMTS.
  • Analyzes 4Q16 results versus the sequential and YoY quarters.
  • Assesses market share for vendors by equipment type and region.
  • Examines unit shipments and revenues.

Key questions answered

  • How did the FTTx PON equipment market perform in 2016? Did it continue to increase?
  • Is next-gen PON equipment shipping and if so, which type?
  • Has started to ship?
  • Has DOCSIS 3.1 equipment started to ship?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Market share – 2016 versus 2015

  • Huawei increased its lead
  • Analysis of 4Q16 revenues

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • 4Q16 and 2016 PON revenues remained strong
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 4Q16 and 2016 FTTx PON product revenues
  • 2016 and 4Q16 FTTx PON shipments

DSL/ results and market share changes

  • 2016 DSL/ revenues declined significantly, 4Q16 mixed
  • DSL market share and changes
  • 2016 and 4Q16 DSL/ shipments
  • DSL product-level analysis by region
  • DSL shipment analysis by region, by vendor

CMTS results and market share changes

  • Annual sales up while 4Q16 slightly down
  • CMTS market share and changes
  • 2016 and 4Q16 shipments

Market trends

  • The outlook for 2017 is good


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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