Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dell'Oro: Access Equipment Sales Rise in Q2 Driven by PON

Worldwide revenue for DSL, Cable and PON Access equipment recorded the first sequential increase in a year, propelled by strong EPON shipments to China and Japan in the second quarter of 2009, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. Combined Access revenue increased 2 percent over the previous quarter, but was 19 percent lower over the year-ago period. PON continues to be the bright spot in the market, as exhibited by its double-digit revenue growth both sequentially and over the year-ago period. On the other hand, DSL and Cable each experienced steep declines over the year-ago period.

"Two important factors impacting demand for Access equipment are broadband subscriber additions and network upgrades," said Tam Dell'Oro, President of Dell'Oro Group. "Total broadband subscriber additions have been lower since the peak year of 2006, and are having a negative impact on equipment demand, especially for a slower-speed technology such as ADSL. On the positive side are the upgrade projects that are being driven by competition, increasing internet traffic, government incentives, and the desire by operators to enable new revenue-generating services such as TV over broadband. These upgrade projects increasingly drive demand for higher-speed PON, VDSL, and Cable DOCSIS 3.0 equipment," Dell'Oro added.