Arris ‘clear winner’ in STB market in Q2, says ABI

Arris Media Gateway 5-series

Arris Media Gateway 5-series

Arris was the “clear winner” in the set-top box market in Q2, growing their revenues by roughly 60% year-over-year, according to ABI Research.

ABI’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research report claims that Arris made US$711 million (€535 million) in pro-forma revenue in the quarter.

Humax also saw “substantial revenue growth of 30%” in the quarter, while Cisco was a “clear loser”, with revenues falling 30% to US$332 million, according to ABI.

Overall the research firm said that there was around a 5% growth in set-top box revenues in Q2 from the major OEMs, driven by a greater focus by operators to deploy gateway boxes, which command higher values per box.

“We continue to see Cisco-NDS as innovative in the middleware market; at the same time, it has lost on the set-top box front what it gained in experience from the acquisition of NDS,” said ABI Research practise director, Sam Rosen.