Light Reading
Cisco keeps lead in most video infrastructure market segments, but Arris pulls away in client hardware and software, according to new report.

Cisco Maintains Video Dominance

Alan Breznick
12/24/2013
50%
50%

Cisco is still the king of the global video infrastructure market, but Arris and Pace are continuing to make gains in different segments, according to a new research report.

In its latest report, Synergy Research Group Inc. found that Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) kept up its lead in four of the five video infrastructure market segments tracked in the third quarter. Cisco also maintained its lead in overall market share despite a strong surge by Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) earlier this year after its acquisition of Motorola Home.

But Arris, Pace plc , and Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) all scored gains against Cisco in at least one of the five market segments. In particular, Arris and Pace shone in the video client hardware and software segment, which covers set-top boxes, home media gateways, and related middleware and software.

John Dinsdale, managing director of Synergy Research, said Cisco's overall share in the annual $37 billion market slipped on a sequential basis to 20.7% in the third quarter, down slightly from 20.8% in the second quarter. But that still represented an increase from a 20.5% share in the year-ago period.

Cisco, which enjoyed about a 2% overall market-share bump last year after its acquisition of NDS, maintained its market-leading position by dominating such segments as content distribution, content acquisition and preparation, and content management. It also led in the media datacenter segment, although by a narrow margin over HP.

Arris, which received a much bigger 7.5% bump in overall market share after it gobbled up Motorola, claimed the top spot in the video client segment by beating out Cisco and Pace easily. But Pace made strides here too, overtaking Cisco for the number two spot.

In another bright spot for Arris, it closed part of the gap with Cisco in the content management segment. Synergy reported that Arris carved out slightly over a 15% share in this segment, as compared to about 28% for Cisco.

Dinsdale said total market revenues climbed to more than $9.4 billion in the third quarter, up slightly from just under $9.4 billion in the second quarter and up 3% from slightly under $9.2 billion in the year-ago period. He said the market's average annual growth rate is now about 2.5% on a rolling four-quarter basis.

— Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

(2)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
albreznick
50%
50%
albreznick,
User Rank: Blogger
12/30/2013 | 5:37:28 PM
Re: Set-tops
Good point. I'm sure it is a factor. But it's not clear how much. Would be nice if Cisco spelled that out for us.  
DOShea
50%
50%
DOShea,
User Rank: Blogger
12/27/2013 | 4:55:49 PM
Set-tops
Some of Cisco's loss in the set-top market must be due to it effort to exit low-margin segments. I wonder how much that is a factor.
Flash Poll
From The Founder
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
LRTV Custom TV
Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
LRTV Custom TV
The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
LRTV Custom TV
The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
LRTV Custom TV
Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
LRTV Custom TV
Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
Upcoming Live Events
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
Hot Topics
Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2014
Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/22/2014
Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/23/2014
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
1959 Newsreel: Make Phone Calls – From Cars!
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/24/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed