Broadband aggregation equipment market reaches $7 billion in 2010
Carriers spent $7.1 billion between 2009 and 2010 on broadband aggregation equipment according to a report by Infonetics Research.
The 27% increase in spending was encouraged by major investments by Chinese operators as well as national stimulus efforts in other countries, including the US and Portugal. Huawei held 31% of the market at the end of 2010, having increased its share by 21% in Q2 2010 over Q3 2010 and was up 58% for the year. ZTE held the second greatest share with 18% followed by Alcatel-Lucent with 13%.
The area which saw the biggest increase in spending was passive optical network equipment, followed by DSL aggregation equipment. The increase in spending was driven by service providers needing to upgrade their networks to support growth data services.