This IDC study covers the key semiconductor vendors of digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, and fiber-based passive optical networking (PON) devices for wireline broadband access. Companies included in this study are Broadcom, Cortina, Lantiq, PMC-Sierra, BroadLight, Ikanos, Intel, Marvell, Qualcomm-Atheros, Ralink, and Realtek.
Fiber-based PON access is the most attractive long-term solution for wireline broadband access, and therefore it is growing at the fastest rate among the three technologies, especially in regions of the world that are connecting to the Internet for the first time. Yet vendors of DSL and cable semiconductor devices can maintain and even grow their market share in established markets for wireline broadband access by supporting the latest standards that boost the data rates comparable to PON and by integrating value-added features into the SoC.
"Proliferation of the latest wireline broadband access standards to enable voice, video, and data services over a single connection is creating new opportunities for those semiconductor vendors positioned to take advantage of shifts from one technology to another as well as shifts within each category." - Abhi Dugar, research manager, Semiconductors: Wireless and Wired Communications
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In This Study
Table: Wired Broadband Access Technology and Service Layering by Operator Type
Table: Wired Broadband Access Vendor Competitive Analysis, 2011