Broadband equipment spending drops 9% in 2023 – Dell'Oro

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March 14, 2024

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – According to a recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks, and data center industries, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market decreased to $17.5 B in 2023, down 9 percent year-over-year (Y/Y). Spending on Cable equipment dropped 3 percent overall, though spending on Remote PHY Devices (RPDs) jumped 21 percent, following a 99 percent Y/Y increase in 2022.

Additional highlights from the 4Q 2023 Broadband Access and Home Networking quarterly report:

  • Total PON equipment spending was down 7 percent from 2022, driven by a 10 percent decline in spending on PON OLTs.

  • Spending on Fixed Wireless CPE increased 7 percent in 2023, driven once again by 5G Sub-6 GHz unit shipments in North America.

  • Total Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 Router and Broadband CPE unit shipments reached 10 M in 2023, with a significant ramp expected for Wi-Fi 7 units in 2024.

Read the full press release here.


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