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VoIP, cable gateways, wireless bright spots in broadband CPE market

The recession contributed to 2008 having the slowest total global broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) ...


September 2, 2009  


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The recession contributed to 2008 having the slowest total global broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market growth this decade of 2.4%, according to market research firm, In-Stat.

 

This year is expected to be even slower; however, cable gateways, wireless and VoIP routers, and wireless and VoIP DSL CPE units continued to grow in at least double digits.

 

In addition, several segments of the broadband CPE market, including cable gateways, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) gateways, and Fixed Wireless Broadband (FWB) CPE are expected to grow considerably faster than the overall market over five years.

 

“Gigabit Ethernet, VoIP, the DSL Forum’s TR-69, and 802.11n are all drivers for CPE upgrades and replacements,” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. “We’re also seeing accelerated growth in FTTH CPE unit shipments in 2009.”

 

The FTTH CPE segment, which includes ONTs and FTTH Gateways, will see a nearly 20% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2013.