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The wireline broadband access equipment market is forecast to grow from $8.5bn in estimated 2017 revenues to $10bn in 2022.


  • PON equipment is driving the forecast, with a CAGR of 4.5% from 2018 to 2023. The CMTS/CCAP equipment segment is forecast to slightly exceed $1.1bn in 2023, with strength from DOCSIS 3.1 and Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades.
  • Growing bandwidth demand from residential subscribers remains a strong driver, along with the use of access networks for nonresidential applications. Several operators are focusing on the implementation of a single access network.

Features and Benefits

  • This report identifies key highlights to the wireline broadband access equipment forecast.
  • This 2018 forecast is more optimistic than last year’s positive outlook. This year’s forecast expects network and subscriber-side upgrades to remain stronger than previously expected.

Key questions answered

  • What is driving the optimistic forecast?
  • Is next-gen PON being adopted by China? Is next-gen PON being adopted outside of China?
  • What are the key forecast risks?
  • When is Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 equipment likely to be adopted by cable operators?
  • What is the outlook for Gfast?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Numerous positive factors contribute to the forecast outlook
  • Key forecast risks – by region and China
  • Key forecast risks – equipment upgrades
  • What’s different and what’s next


  • Further reading
  • Author