The market for broadband access technology grew 26% year-to-year in 2Q 2011, with growth accelerating after a seasonally slow first quarter, according to Infonetics’ “PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers” report.
Total spending on PON (Passive Optical Network), FTTH and DSL aggregation equipment spending rose 12% to US$2.1 billion in 2Q this year, with every equipment category and region showing healthy gains, a report excerpt notes.
The broadband access market grew fastest in Central and Latin America (CALA) in the second quarter, which was up 40% sequentially. GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology sales surged 56% in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region following a 25% increase in 1Q.
Huawei and ZTE topped Infonetics’ league tables among broadband access equipment manufacturers in 2Q, with Huawei share of revenue increasing slightly to about 1/3 of the global total.
“After a challenging first quarter, the DSL equipment market rebounded nicely in the second quarter, driven by strong activity in North America, helped by a mix of Broadband Stimulus and tier 1 carrier spending on VDSL (very high bitrate DSL lines), and in the EMEA region, where operators continue to spend on VDSL and voice ports as they retire their TDM voice lines in favor of voice over IP,” commented Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access at Infonetics Research.