Press Release

Cable Modem Business Disrupted by Competition Between Operators and Service Providers

May 23rd, 2012

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Cable Modem Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018" by WinterGreen Research, Inc..

Cable modem dedicated device markets posted $4.7 billion in 2011 and are anticipated to reach $8.6 billion by 2018. Growth is anticipated as next generation gateways rise. Meanwhile, cable modems expect to bring low cost Internet connectivity to the low end of the market.

The cable modem business is driven by industry dynamics related to expansion of information and entertainment services in the home. Trends toward increased delivery of use of wireless devices to access video content and data over the Internet are increasing the use of a variety of digital devices in the home. For example, cable modems offer an innovative way to migrate telemedicine treatment to HDTV, which gives patients exhibiting chronic conditions access to remote nursing care.

Meanwhile, emerging competition between cable operators, telecommunications services providers, and Internet-based services providers represents a major market disruption.

MSOs in the cable industry need to defend against competitive next -generation video services like U-verse and FiOS. They need to make wireless services an integral part of their lineup. The acquisition of content at lower prices is essential. Enterprise customers play a larger role in the cable modem business model. Cable modems are positioned to be part of a profitable and sustainable business opportunity.

Cable operators are demanding advanced network technologies and software solutions. The increase in volume and complexity of the signals transmitted over broadband networks as a result of the migration to an all-digital, on demand network is causing the need for cable operators to deploy new technologies.

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