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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Broadband Service Provider Residential CPE Growth

Residential Gateways continued their growth within the broadband service provider customer premise equipment (CPE) market during the third quarter of 2010 -- rising 4.9 percent from the previous quarter and 43.2 percent from a year ago.

Residential Gateway devices represented nearly 40 percent of all broadband CPE shipments in 3Q10, according to the latest market study by In-Stat.

"The overall broadband CPE market grew for the 2nd consecutive quarter in 3Q10 and, as in last quarter, the growth is primarily a result of increases in Residential Gateway shipments," says Brad Shaffer, Industry Analyst at In-Stat.

This growth trend is likely to continue for the next several cycles.

In-Stat's latest market study found the following:

- In 3Q10, 30.3 million broadband CPE units were shipped, a 1.7 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 5.1 percent increase from the same quarter last year.

- Cable modem unit shipments were up 10.7 percent from the previous quarter, largely due to a 15.5 percent jump in EMTA modem shipments.

- xDSL modem shipments continued to decline, falling 12.5 percent from the previous quarter and 42.7 percent from the same quarter last year.

- D-Link continues to dominate the broadband CPE market with a shipment based market share of over 14 percent, in line with their market share in the same period a year ago.