CMTS revenue up 15% in Q3 2005

Worldwide CMTS revenue jumped 15% to $209 mln between Q2 2005 and Q3 2005, following a 25% increase in Q2 2005, with upstream port shipments up 18% and downstream ports up 19%, according to Infonetics Research. Strong growth is expected to continue for at least the next few years, with annual CMTS revenue reaching $1.1 bln in 2008. Growth in the market is fuelled by increasing data capacities, telephony, multimedia, and later, wideband DOCSIS 3.0.

Cisco maintained its commanding position in worldwide revenue and port shipments, capturing a 58% share of both. Of the three CMTS market leaders, who capture 93% of worldwide revenue, Cisco was up almost $16 mln, Arris was up $7 mln, and Motorola was flat. Bigband’s share increased a couple of points after posting a 66% revenue gain. 49% of CMTS revenue was from North America, 21% from EMEA, 18% from Asia Pacific, and 12% from CALA.