Rapidly growing demand for the next-generation Converged Cable
Access Platform (CCAP) spells good time for cable TV gear
manufacturers. According to a recent report by Infonetics Research
Inc., global revenues generated by the CCAP segment rose a
significant 42% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014.
The combined shipments of upstream and downstream DOCSIS
channels for CCAP, CMTS, edge QAM modulator and coaxial media
converts stood at around 1.2 million with a total revenue of $411
CCAP technology helps cable TV operators to maximize bandwidth,
simplify the operational structure and evolve according to
subscribers' demand. Meanwhile, several analysts have estimated
that the CCAP market opportunity may reach around $1.7 billion by
Major CCAP vendors who will benefit from this trend are Arris
Group Inc. (
), Cisco Systems Inc. (
), Casa Systems Inc., Harmonic Inc. (
) and CommScope holding Co. Inc. (
In May 2013, Casa Systems was the first company to commercially
introduce an integrated CCAP device. Later, in Jun 2013, Arris
declared that Comcast, the largest customer of the company, had
started commercially deploying its E6000 Converged Edged
The E6000 router acts as a high-density powerful C4 cable modem
termination system (CMTS) for the company which can also be
conveniently converted into a CCAP. This eliminates the need for a
separate edge QAM device at the cable TV operators' end.
The market for broadband infrastructure is intensely competitive
and is prolifically supplied by large companies, like Cisco and
). These competitors have extensive product portfolios targeting
diversified markets of cable TV, telecom, and satellite TV.
Of late, small players, such as Arris Group, Casa Systems and
Commscope are rapidly gaining ground. Increasing market traction of
CCAP becomes a future catalyst for these small players.
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