Cable DOCSIS shipments grew 48% in Q1

DOCSIS-2015-IHS-Infonetics-1Q15-CCAP-CMTS-Edge-QAM-HW-Mkt-Fcst-ChartCable DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) channel shipments grew to 1.8 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 48% year-on-year increase, according to IHS.

The research firm also noted a 14% sequential increase in cable DOCSIS shipments, as multiple-system operators continued major upgrades to their broadband networks.

“The cable broadband market got off to a mixed start in the first quarter. Despite the first quarter typically being a slow one, DOCSIS channels increased yet again. But revenue was down due to a combination of aggressive pricing and a higher proportion of software licenses,” said Jeff Heynen, research director for broadband access and pay TV at IHS.

Overall, CCAP, CMTS, CMC and edge QAM revenue fell 7% sequentially in the first quarter to $474 million.

Tags: cable, DOCSIS, IHS