Shipments of CCAP (converged cable access platform) and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channels have passed the one million mark for the first time.
Combined revenue for CCAP, CMTS, edge QAM, and CMC (coaxial media converter) equipment hit $411 million worldwide in Q2 14, up 24% from the previous quarter.
“Easily beating last quarter’s record, combined CCAP (converged cable access platform) and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), the first time total DOCSIS channel shipments exceeded 1 million in a single quarter,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “The velocity of the shift from CMTS to CCAP remains phenomenal,” continues Heynen. “Global CCAP revenue jumped another 42% sequentially in 2Q14, as cable operators continued to shift spending to CCAP platforms in an effort to take advantage of their higher densities and lower per-channel prices.”
In North America, where the shift to CCAP is most acute, CCAP revenue increased 39% in Q2 2014 from the prior quarter Arris, Casa Systems, and Cisco (in alphabetical order) continue to lead the combined CCAP, CMTS, and CMC market in the second quarter.