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Strong Growth in Home Networks Fueling CPE Demand


Driven by ever increasing numbers of residential broadband subscribers, the desire to share bandwidth, and falling prices for networking equipment, the worldwide installed base of home networks is expected to grow by over 35% in 2007. Asia is a significant contributor towards this growth., reports In-Stat ( Home network growth will be somewhat slower over the next few years, but will remain solid, along with a bright home networking equipment outlook, the high-tech market research firm says.

“By the time worldwide broadband subscribers exceed 500 million in a few years, there will be a very significant installed base of equipment that presents opportunities for replacements and upgrades,” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. “Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n, VoIP, and TR-69 are all drivers for customer premises equipment (CPE) upgrades and replacements.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

Worldwide CPE unit shipments grew almost 20% in 2006 to 127 million.

By 2011, annual CPE revenue will be dominated by gateways, with gateways garnering over half of the worldwide revenue.

By 2011, we expect routers to still be comprised of a higher percentage of wireless units than DSL gateways. Asia/Pacific’s share of routers will continue to increase through 2011. This region’s router market is increasingly being driven by China, due to that region’s annual rise in the number of home networks.

Worldwide home LAN PHY interface shipments will surpass 500 million in 2010.
Recent In-Stat research, Global Home Networking & Broadband CPE Outlooks (#IN0703433RC), contains analysis of worldwide and regional equipment shipments, home networks, and consumer survey data, as well as detailed forecasting. Analysis of key worldwide CPE markets for broadband modems, routers, and residential gateways for DSL, cable, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), Fixed Wireless Broadband, and Fixed Satellite Broadband by region is provided. VoIP forecasts are included for DSL, cable, and router equipment. Unit and revenue global forecasts are included for home network-equipped devices, which are segmented by units and revenue for total NICs/LOM, aggregators, and media networked devices. Forecasts by region and technology segment are provided for installed home networks.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: or contact a sales representative: Eastern North America: Tina Sheltra, 480.609.4531; Western North America: Erin McKeighan, 480.609.4551; Outside of North America:

The price is $3,995 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s Residential Connectivity service, which provides comprehensive analysis of the worldwide home networking market and the connected digital home from in-home infrastructure to networked media devices, from equipment, services, silicon, applications, and consumer perspectives. This service guides all individuals interested in areas such as wired and wireless home network hardware, multimedia and entertainment networking, consumer network storage, network support services, home automation, home network silicon, routers, residential gateways, and more.


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