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DSL Aggregation Ports Up 38 Percent

Worldwide DSL aggregation hardware DSL ports jumped 38 percent between 2004 and 2005, from 59.8 million to 82.3 million, and revenue increased 23 percent, from $5.19 billion to $6.37 billion, according to Infonetics Research's latest DSL Aggregation Hardware report.

"We are seeing tremendous growth in the deployment of IP-based DSLAMs, with total revenue up 25 percent for the fourth quarter and up 124 percent for 2005," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. "Worldwide, service providers are rolling out high-bandwidth services, including IPTV and video on demand, which require the flexibility and throughput of IP-based platforms."

Market Highlights

- Worldwide total DSL port shipments increased 9 percent between 3Q05 and 4Q05
- For 2005, Alcatel maintains its top position in worldwide DSL aggregation revenue and port market share, followed by Huawei and Siemens
- Tellabs moves into the number-three spot for fourth quarter worldwide DSL aggregation revenue share
- For 2005 worldwide IP DSLAM share, Alcatel continues in first position for revenue, second for ports; Huawei continues in first for ports, second for revenue; Ericsson is third in revenue, and ZTE is third in ports

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