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Broadband Access Equipment Forecast

Research joint venture Ovum-RHK has produced a new Broadband Access Equipment forecast, covering broadband access service demand, and DSL, Cable modem, and Fiber to the Premises equipment demand. It suggests that the total market will be worth $13.7 billion in 2006, split between network equipment (53 percent) and customer premises equipment (47 percent).

Ovum-RHK says that DSL will maintain a leading 70 percent share of network equipment in 2006, with CMTS and FTTP splitting the remaining share 15 percent each). Western Europe remains the largest regional market throughout the forecast period, whilst China and India will overtake the Asia-Pacific region as the second largest regional market by 2010. The overall market is predicted to continue growing at 7 percent CAGR through to 2010.

"Ovum-RHK expects a robust market for broadband access equipment, driven by close to 20 percent annual growth in broadband subscribers through 2010, " said Ken Twist, VP of Broadband Network Strategies at Ovum-RHK. "Applications such as IPTV, triple-play deployments, and higher bit-rate ISP services will continue to drive growth rates in subscribers of 20 percent and above in all the major markets."

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