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Infonetics releases quarterly CPE numbers

The worldwide broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market totaled US$1.5 billion in 1Q07, up 2% from the pre...


June 7, 2007  


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The worldwide broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market totaled US$1.5 billion in 1Q07, up 2% from the previous quarter as broadband connectivity continues to grow in most regions, says Infonetics Research in its latest “Broadband CPE and Subscribers” report.

The market continues to get a push from service providers seeking to entice customers to subscribe to a bundle of voice, data, and video services, and their demand for intelligent CPE to prioritize traffic coming into and out of the home.

“We continue to see a shift away from traditional modems and, to a certain extent, broadband gateways, to IADs, EMTAs and digital home gateways, all of which allow service providers and cable MSOs to offer bundled services today, but also provide the necessary traffic prioritization and security capabilities to easily layer on home automation, security, and home media services, said Infonetics Research analyst Jeff Heynen.

The increase in these more expensive devices will balance out the decline in baseline modems and will keep worldwide broadband CPE revenue stable through at least 2010, throughout our forecast period.

According to Infonetics, worldwide digital home gateway unit shipments almost tripled in the first quarter of 2007.