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May 31, 2006
Worldwide cable modem termination system (CMTS) revenue jumped 30% to $257 million in Q1 as cable operators raced to roll out more advanced broadband and IP telephony services, according to the latest data from Infonetics Research. In its quarterly review, Infonetics found that the CMTS market particularly surged in North America, which has the lion's share of cable broadband homes. The big jump followed a surprising 6% drop in the last quarter of 2005. Infonetics reported that Cisco Systems benefited greatly from the surge, as its global CMTS market share climbed 10 points to 61% and its North American CMTS revenue nearly doubled. In contrast, Cisco's two biggest rivals, Motorola and Arris, both lost worldwide market share. But BigBand Networks doubled its share. Infonetics projects that annual global CMTS revenue will rise from $740 million in 2005 to $1.2 billion in 2009 as the cable broadband universe continues to grow. The firm sees the number of worldwide cable modem subscribers soaring 50% from 46.4 million in 2005 to 69.6 million in 2009.
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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