Major cable TV operators in the U.S. are aggressively
deploying high-speed Wideband network based on the DCOSIS 3.0
technology. DOCSIS 3.0 supports throughput of at least 100
Mbit/second. With DOCSIS 3.0, cable TV operators are now able to
offer one of the fastest Internet speeds available in the
A recent report by ABI Research stated that the worldwide
DOCSIS 3.0 device shipments will reach 50 million units in 2014,
up 14% year over year. The report also stated that DOCSIS 3.0
devices will account for an enormous 89% of all cable CPE
(customer premises equipment) unit shipments and 33% of all
high-speed broadband CPE unit shipments in 2014. Earlier,
Infonetics Research Inc. estimated that the global broadband CPE
market size may exceed $10 billion in 2013.
Additionally, DOCSIS 3.0 is facilitating cable MSOs to explore
new markets. The slump in the basic video market is being
compensated by broadband services in the cable telephony and
high-speed Internet markets. Escalating demand for
video-on-demand (watching movie on the Internet) has made DOCSIS
3.0 essential for cable MSOs.
In addition, demand for online gaming and downloading of
various multimedia applications have also increased.
), the largest cable MSO in the U.S., has completed its DOCSIS
Equipment vendors like
Arris Enterprises Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
) will largely benefit from the increased deployment of the
DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
After the acquisition of the Home business division of
Motorola mobility, a subsidiary of
), Arris has become the largest player in the broadband DOCSIS
3.0 CPE market. Chinese vendors such as ZTE Corp. and Huawei
Technologies Co. Ltd. are other major competitors in this
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