Study Sees DOCSIS 3.0 Penetration Soaring by 2011

ABI says penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS devices will reach nearly 60% while penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 CPE will approach 40%.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

August 29, 2006

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Study Sees DOCSIS 3.0 Penetration Soaring by 2011

Less than a month after CableLabs released its new DOCSIS 3.0 spec, one research consulting firm is predicting a bonanza for tech gear meeting that standard in five years' time. In a study issued last week, ABI Research projects that "volume shipments of DOCSIS 3.0-compliant network equipment" will start next year as cable operators begin gearing up for the new broadband standard. But the firm expects the market to take off slower for cable modems, embedded multimedia terminal adapters (E-MTAs), digital set-top boxes, residential home networking gateways and other consumer equipment than for cable modem termination systems (CMTSs) because of the huge installed base of existing DOCSIS gear in subscribers' homes. Specifically, ABI forecasts that cable system penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS devices will reach nearly 60% by 2011. It sees penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 customer premises equipment (CPE) rising slower to just under 40% over the same period. --Alan Breznick, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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