Digital modem shipments down/analog up, study says

Sun, 07/01/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Shipments of digital modems continued to fall in first-quarter 2001, but analog modems saw an increase, says the just-released Networking Quarterlies report from Cahners In-Stat Group.

Cable modems and ADSL modems shipments also fell during the quarter. While shipments of both will continue to fall in second quarter, third quarter should see an increase, particularly in ADSL CPE shipments, In-Stat says.

Other findings show the total terabit router market fell 20 percent to $2.8 billion during the quarter, but that still showed a 9 percent revenue increase over a year ago.

Likewise, Lucent Technologies gained on quarterly overall MultiService WAN switch sales, while Nortel's sales dropped from fourth-quarter results, although it held its second-place spot in overall sales, the study says. Cisco continued to hold its lead in market share of the switches sold to enterprises, despite market softening there, too. For its part, Alcatel's sales of the switches grew 20 percent over the previous quarter.

In-Stat is owned by Cahners Business Information, which also owns CED.


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