DOCSIS Shipments Rise in 3rd Quarter


PHOENIX -Worldwide shipments for Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification-based cable modems ballooned to 2 million units in the third quarter, up 67 percent versus the previous quarter, Cable Datacom News
said, citing vendor reports.

Motorola Broadband Communications Sector led the way among DOCSIS cable-modem vendors with 540,000 units shipped in North America and 310,000 units abroad, giving it respective DOCSIS market shares of 37.9 percent and 41.9 percent.

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. ended the quarter in second with 295,000 units shipped in North America, followed by Thomson Consumer Electronics' 219,000.

CableDatacom News
said 3Com Corp.'s worldwide DOCSIS shipments grew 20 percent to 204,000 units, equivalent to a market share of 14.3 percent.

Meanwhile, Com21 Inc.'s global DOCSIS shipments grew 41 percent to 130,000 units, although its worldwide market share dropped to 6.4 percent.