CAMPBELL, Calif. -- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2013 (2Q13) CMTS and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers.
"Once again, the cable broadband aggregation market is a tale of opposing trends: increasing channel capacity to support DOCSIS 3.0, multiscreen, and OTT video, and decreasing price-per-channel," notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. "With CCAP (converged cable access platforms) now seeing deployments, though as nothing more than dense CMTS and edge QAM platforms, pricing is expected to erode further while channel volumes continue to soar."
"2013 will be the nadir of recent and future years," Heynen adds: "But good times lay ahead as channel volumes across the board should more than offset the continued ASP erosion."
2Q13 CMTS AND EDGE QAM MARKET HIGHLIGHTS