Signaling the strength and capacity of the cable broadband market, DOCSIS channel shipments surpassed a quarterly benchmark of 1 million for the first time in Q2, reaching 1.2 million, Infonetics reports.
DOCSIS channel shipments between Q4 2013 and Q2 2014. (Source: Infonetics)
The research company said that combined revenue from equipment relating to converged cable access platform (CCAP), cable modem termination systems (CMTS), edge QAM and coaxial media converter (CMC) rose 24 percent from Q1 to $411 million.
Infonetics also said CCAP revenue increased 39 percent in Q2 2014 from the prior quarter in North America, where the shift to CCAP is most dramatic.
Arris, Casa Systems and Cisco remained the leaders in the combined CCAP, CMTS and CMC market in the second quarter.
"The velocity of the shift from CMTS to CCAP remains phenomenal," said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay-TV at Infonetics Research. "Global CCAP revenue jumped another 42 percent sequentially in 2Q14, as cable operators continued to shift spending to CCAP platforms in an effort to take advantage of their higher densities and lower per-channel prices."
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