Cable modem market set to shift

Five vendors controlled the cable modem market in the third quarter of this year, with their shipments accounting for 75 percent of all shipments worldwide, according to a new study by Gartner Group's Dataquest.

Motorola led the pack in the third quarter, shipping almost three times as many cable modems as its nearest competitor to control 37.2 percent of shipments for the quarter, according to a statement from Dataquest.

But most of Motorola's cable modems were based on proprietary technology, and this year is probably the last year that shipments of proprietary cable modems will outstrip shipments of standards-based cable modems, Dataquest said.

If this year's shipments trends continue, cable modems based on the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) standard will account for approximately 40 percent of total shipments for 1999, and vendors other than Motorola lead the way in that market, according to Dataquest. For the third quarter, General Instrument was the leading vendor, with 21 percent of DOCSIS units shipped, Dataquest said. 3Com was second, commanding 19 percent market share, followed by Thomsom Consumer Electronics with 18 percent market share, Dataquest said.

Worldwide, total cable modem shipments for the third quarter reached 833,000 units for the third quarter, according to Dataquest. At this rate, total cable modem shipments will probably reach 3 million units for 1999, which will translate into revenue of around $US700 million, Dataquest said.

Worldwide Cable Modem Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates, Third Quarter 1999 (Thousands of Units) Company Q3/99 Shipments Q3/99 Market Share (%) Motorola 310 37.2 Arris Interactive/Nortel 105 12.6 Com21 80 9.6 Terayon 69 8.2 General Instrument 59 7.1 Others 210 25.3 Total Market 833 100.0 Source: Dataquest (December 1999)

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Rebecca Sykes

PC World
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?