Broadband Equipment Spending Expected to Exceed $120 Billion

Despite 2023 slowdown, fixed wireless customer premises equipment is forecasted to reach $2.7 billion by 2027.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – A newly published report by Dell'Oro Group predicts that sales of PON equipment for fiber-to-the-home deployments, cable broadband access equipment, and fixed wireless CPE will show a 0.2% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2022 to 2027, as service providers continue to expand their fiber and DOCSIS 3.1/4.0 networks while also increasing the reliability and sustainability of their broadband access networks.

"After three consecutive years of tremendous broadband network expansions and upgrades, 2023 is expected to show a return to normalized levels of spending," said Jeff Heynen, vice president of broadband access and home networking research at Dell'Oro Group. "After 2023, spending is expected to increase through 2026 and 2027, driven by 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps PON, Fixed Wireless CPE, as well as DAA and DOCSIS 4.0 deployments."

Additional highlights from the Broadband Access & Home Networking 5-Year July 2023 Forecast Report:

  • PON equipment revenue is expected to grow from $11.8 billion in 2022 to $13.3 billion in 2027, driven largely by XGS-PON deployments in North America, EMEA, and CALA.
  • Revenue for cable distributed access equipment (Virtual CCAP, Remote PHY Devices, Remote MACPHY Devices, and Remote OLTs) is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2027 as operators ramp their DOCSIS 4.0 and fiber deployments.
  • Revenue for fixed wireless CPE is expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2027, led by shipments of 5G sub-6GHz and 5G millimeter wave units.
  • Revenue for residential Wi-Fi routers will surpass $5.2 billion in 2027, owing to massive shipments of Wi-Fi 7 units.

The Dell'Oro Group Broadband Access & Home Networking 5-Year Forecast Report provides a complete overview of the Broadband Access market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments for PON, cable, fixed wireless, and DSL equipment. Covered equipment includes converged cable access platforms (CCAP), distributed access architectures (DAA), DSL access multiplexers (DSLAMs), PON optical line terminals (OLTs), customer premises equipment (CPE for cable, DSL, PON, fixed wireless), along with residential WLAN equipment, including Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 gateways and routers.



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