North American broadband equipment spending up, but down globally

In North America there are signs that cable MSOs and telcos are ramping up new broadband access network projects, but an Ovum report says that other regions saw a decline in shipments of CMTS and DSL equipment. Total global CMTS shipments to cable operators during the second quarter declined 6 percent from the first quarter and were down 39 percent when compared with the first quarter of 2008. Arris led the CMTS charge in the second quarter and saw its market share rise to 35 percent, followed by Motorola, which grew its share to 13 percent. Cisco, however, saw its CMTS market share decline to 50 percent.

On the DSLAM side, Ovum reported that the Alcatel-Lucent was the dominant vendor, commanding a 32 percent share, followed by Asian-based vendors Huawei and ZTE with 28 and 16 percent market share respectively. European vendors Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks rounded out the bottom of the marker with 5 percent market share each, followed by UTStarcom at 3 percent.

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