Chinese vendor leads broadband aggregation market in Q2
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies is leading the broadband aggregation market in the second quarter of 2013, ahead of Alcatel-Lucent.
Infonetics Research says the other top broadband aggregation market vendors include Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE. ECI Telecom and Adtran showed strong growth in the second quarter.
In the EMEA region, PON equipment revenue improved 71 percent over the previous quarter, aided largely by projects in Russia that boosted the revenue of Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent and ECI, the primary suppliers of GPON equipment to Russian operators.
The broadband aggregation market (PON, FTTH, and DSL equipment) rose 6 percent sequentially in Q2 to $1.6 billion.
GPON equipment spending in Chinese market increased in Q2, as China Unicom and China Telecom continue to roll out GPON-based FTTH and now FTTB.
“Thanks to increases in PON equipment spending across the globe-particularly Gigabit PON (GPON)-the broadband aggregation equipment market bounced back in the second quarter,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
Total revenue for broadband aggregation gear in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) rebounded in the second quarter of the current year, though DSL equipment revenue slumped to its lowest level ever.
Infonetics noted that North America bounced back from a lackluster 1st quarter, but Ethernet PON spending dipped 8 percent after a 240 percent gain in Q1.
EPON gear shipments to cable operators for business services based on DPoE (DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON) continue unabated.
Operators in Western Europe are forgoing large-scale FTTH rollouts in favor of VDSL2: Belgacom, KPN, British Telecom, France Telecom, and Deutsche Telekom have been joined by Turk Telecom, Telekom Austria, and others deploying VDSL2.