DOCSIS Shipments Up 95% in Q3

Nov. 25, 2014
According to Infonetics Research, investment in high-bandwidth services pushed DOCSIS channel shipments up 95% year-over-year in the ...
According to Infonetics Research, investment in high-bandwidth services pushed DOCSIS channel shipments up 95% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014. The research house says total upstream and downstream DOCSIS channels were at 1.2 million for the quarter, reflecting high demand from cable operators investing in higher-bandwidth services such as IP video and to compete with fiber.

Other findings indicate:

  • Worldwide revenue for CCAP, CMTS, edge QAM, and CMC equipment totaled $445 million in 3Q14, an 8% sequential increase.
  • Underscoring the shift from CMTS to CCAP platforms over the last few quarters, CCAP revenue increased 7% in 3Q14 from 2Q14, to $360 million.
  • The shift to CCAP is strongest in North America, where cable operators are focusing on deploying new hardware.
  • ARRIS, Casa Systems, Cisco, and Harmonic (in alphabetical order) held steady at the top of the combined CCAP, CMTS, and CMC market in 3Q14.