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Ovum expects wireline broadband access equipment revenue to remain strong through end-2018 as network upgrades continue, with a continued focus on PON and next-gen deployments, Gfast deployments and DSL upgrades, and next-generation cable upgrades.


  • 10G-EPON continued to dominate next-gen PON shipments in 3Q18.
  • Global Gfast shipments picked up in 3Q18.
  • The CMTS + CCAP market continues to be driven by DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades across the globe.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes wireline broadband access equipment vendors' 3Q18 results compared to the previous quarter and YoY.
  • Assesses market share for vendors by equipment type and region.
  • Examines unit shipments and revenues.

Key questions answered

  • How did the FTTx PON market perform in 3Q18?
  • How did the xDSL + Gfast market perform in 3Q18? Have Gfast shipments increased?
  • How did the CMTS + CCAP market perform in 3Q18?
  • What is the status of DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades?
  • Which next-gen PON technologies are shipping?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

3Q18 results

  • Sequential revenue increases across all segments, PON and CMTS/CCAP grow YoY
  • Rolling 4Q results
  • Analysis of 3Q18 revenue

Market share changes

  • Nokia had a strong quarter

FTTx PON results and market share changes

  • PON equipment market experienced both sequential and YoY growth
  • FTTx PON market share and changes
  • 3Q18 FTTx PON product revenue
  • 3Q18 FTTx PON shipments

DSL + Gfast results and market share changes

  • 3Q18 DSL + Gfast segment revenue saw sequential growth, but YoY declines
  • DSL + Gfast market share and changes

CMTS + CCAP results and market share changes

  • 3Q18 CMTS + CCAP revenue grew both sequentially and YoY
  • CMTS + CCAP market share and changes


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Authors