XGS-PON OLT spending up over 500% year on year

Created June 16, 2021
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According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to US$3.3 B in 1Q 2021, up 18% year-on-year, with growth coming from spending on PON OLT ports, particularly 10 Gbps PON technologies.

“The shift to 10 Gbps PON technologies is happening quickly and on a global basis,” noted Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “The only thing preventing further expansions are supply chain constraints and increased costs.”




Additional highlights from the 1Q 2021 Broadband Access and Home Networking quarterly report:

  • Total broadband access equipment revenue was down 6% from the record revenue of 4Q 2020.
  • Total cable access concentrator revenue increased 15% year-on-year to US$243 million. Though DOCSIS license purchases were down, new hardware purchases in the form of CCAP chassis, line cards, and DAA nodes and modules helped push revenue higher.
  • Total DSL Access Concentrator revenue was down 30% year-on-year, driven by slower port shipments worldwide as more operators shift their spending to fibre.
  • Total PON ONT revenue was down quarter over quarter, but unit shipments remained above 30 M globally for the second straight quarter.











The Dell’Oro Group Broadband Access and Home Networking Quarterly Report provides an overview of the Broadband Access market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for Cable, DSL, and PON equipment.

Next Generation Symmetric-Passive Optical Network (XGS-PON) is rapidly becoming the optical broadband technology du jour for different operators around the world, writes journalist John Williamson, in the spring edition of Optical Connections.

For more information, visit wwwdelloro.com


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.