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Huawei and ZTE Top Fiber-optic CPE Market, Says ABI Research

SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Worldwide premise equipment () shipments surpassed 146 million in 2013. Broadband subscriber net additions as well as existing customers upgrading to higher quality services will continue to drive the shipment of broadband CPE devices. ABI Research forecasts worldwide broadband CPE shipments will reach 154.8 million in 2019.

Cable broadband CPE shipments grew around 2% to 55 million units in 2013. As cable operators push DOCSIS 3.0 deployment, cable broadband CPE which supports DOCSIS 3.0 standard gain market share. “Nearly two-thirds of cable CPE shipped in 2013 were DOCSIS 3.0 standard devices. ABI Research expects that DOCSIS 3.0 CPE will account for over 84% of cable broadband CPE shipments in 2014,” adds Khin Sandi Lynn, industry analyst.

remains top in overall broadband CPE market share in 2013, followed by Arris and in second and third positions respectively. Huawei and ZTE are also top fiber CPE vendors whose combined shipments represent around 75% of total fiber-optic CPE shipments in 2013.

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