Report: CMTS Revenue Up 3%

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Worldwide cable-modem-termination-system revenue rose 3% in the third quarter versus the second quarter, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

The increase was spurred by strong performances from Cisco Systems Inc. and Motorola Broadband Communications Sector in all regions, especially North America, Infonetics said.

The researcher added that the top three CMTS manufacturers -- Cisco, Motorola and Arris Group Inc. -- account for a total of 82% of the worldwide CMTS market, which is projected to hit $673 million in 2007.

“Cable broadband-subscriber growth in North America continues unabated, with all major MSOs showing healthy single-digit quarterly subscriber growth this year," Infonetics principal analyst and lead author of “Cable Aggregation Hardware” Michael Howard said in a prepared statement.

“MSOs are maintaining a competitive advantage, despite the momentum growing behind DSL [digital subscriber line], by offering higher speeds, voice and video bundles and CPE [customer-premises equipment] with wireless and higher functionality,” he added.

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