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The recession contributed to 2008 having the slowest total global broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market growth this decade of 2.4 percent (to 154M units), according to market research firm, In-Stat. 2009 will be even slower. However, cable gateways, wireless and VoIP routers, and wireless and VoIP DSL CPE units continued to grow in at least double digits. In addition, several segments of the broadband CPE market, including cable gateways, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) gateways and Fixed Wireless Broadband (FWB) CPE are expected to grow considerably faster than the overall market over five years.
“Gigabit Ethernet, VoIP, the DSL Forum’s TR-69, and 802.11n are all drivers for CPE upgrades and replacements,” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat Analyst. “We’re also seeing accelerated growth in FTTH CPE unit shipments in 2009.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
The research, “Global Outlook for Broadband CPE Through 2013,” covers the worldwide market for broadband CPE equipment.
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