05 Mar Global PON revenue of $3 billion in 2019 a bright spot for broadband—report
In an otherwise dismal year for broadband access technologies, the total global revenue for PON optical line terminal (OLT) equipment grew to $3 billion in 2019, which was a 16% from 2018, according to research by Dell’Oro Group.
“Although 2019 was a challenging year for broadband access equipment vendors, with revenue dipping to levels not seen since 2012, there are positive signs that operators are committed to 10G upgrades to support premium broadband services,” said Dell’Oro Group’s Jeff Heynen, senior research director, broadband access and home networking. “There will be pockets of growth in 2020, but increased competition is needed to spur additional spending.”
In terms of 10G, total XGS-PON OLT port shipments increased a whopping 222% year-over-year as more operators moved towards 10 Gbps FTTH networks.
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