Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today reported that Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) channel shipments rose to record levels in 2014 — up 114 percent to 4.8 million worldwide — as cable operators continue to improve their networks to offer services to customers at ever-higher speeds.
Infonetics’ fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) and year-end CCAP, CMTS, and Edge QAM Hardware report tracks cable broadband subscribers and equipment including converged cable access platforms (CCAPs), cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), coaxial media converters (CMCs) and edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) channels.
“The continued growth of DOCSIS channel shipments is a strong sign of multiple system operators’ (MSOs’) ongoing investment to ramp DOCSIS bandwidth and services like IP video by splitting optical nodes and reducing service group sizes via CCAP,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
“We look for the upward trend in channels on CCAP and CMTS platforms to continue to grow as operators prepare their networks for DOCSIS 3.1 and remote physical (R‑PHY) architectures, though the growth will come principally from CCAP products,” Heynen said.
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Infonetics’ quarterly CCAP, CMTS and edge QAM report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2019, analysis and trends for CCAP, CMTS, CMC and edge QAM (linear broadcast, VoD and unicast video, switched digital video, and DOCSIS/M‑CMTS) equipment and cable broadband subscribers (standard and wideband). Vendors tracked: Arris, Casa Systems, Cisco, Ericsson, Harmonic, Huawei, others. To purchase the report, contact www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.