PON equipment spending up 32% year-on-year

Created March 21, 2022
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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$16.3 billion in 2021, up 12 percent year-over-year. Dell’Oro’s 4Q 2021 Broadband Access and Home Networking quarterly report says that growth came once again from spending on both PON infrastructure and fixed wireless CPE.

“2021 was a record year for PON equipment spending, with some of the highest growth coming from the North American market, where expansion projects and fibre overbuilds are picking up considerably,” said Jeff Heynen, vice president, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “These fibre expansion projects show no signs of slowing heading into 2022.”

The report also says that total cable access concentrator revenue increased 4% year-on-year to just over US$1 billion. Steady growth in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) deployments helps offset declines in traditional Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) licenses. Also, total PON ONT unit shipments reached a record 140 million units for the year, bucking the supply chain constraints that have dogged the cable CPE market.

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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.