DSL broadband market buoyant

The DSL broadband market grew strongly in the second quarter crossing the 25 million DSL port mark for the first time, according to research firm Ovum RHK.

The DSL broadband market grew strongly in the second quarter crossing the 25 million DSL port mark for the first time, according to research firm Ovum RHK.

The 16% growth on the second quarter of last year was fuelled by a big rise in shipments to the Asia-Pacific market, which exceeded 10 million ports.

In addition, there was continued demand from operators deploying IPTV and next-generation networks in North America and EMEA, said Kamalini Ganguly, an analyst at Ovum RHK.

"Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei remained number one and two in the DSL market, with both vendors recording their highest-ever shipments," said Ganguly.

Cable broadband modem port shipments also saw a 10% year-on-year rise.

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