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DOCSIS channel shipments pass 1 million

DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter, marking the first time the figure exceed 1 million in a single quarter, according to Infonetics Research.

The new study claims that the combined CCAP and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments in Q2 easily beat last quarter’s record, and that “the velocity of the shift from CMTS to CCAP remains phenomenal.”

“Global CCAP revenue jumped another 42% sequentially in 2Q14, as cable operators continued to shift spending to CCAP platforms in an effort to take advantage of their higher densities and lower per-channel prices,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

Combined revenue for CCAP, CMTS, edge QAM, and CMC equipment reached US$411 million worldwide in 2Q, up 24% from the previous quarter, with Arris, Cisco and Casa Systems the dominant players in the CCAP, CMTS, and CMC market.

Infonetics said that in North America, where the shift to CCAP is “most acute”, CCAP revenue increased 39% in Q2 quarter-over-quarter.