The volume of DSL Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) ports shipped during 2002 held steady, according to figures released yesterday.
Technology market research firm In-Stat/MDR reported that about 22 million DSLAM ports were shipped worldwide in 2002, with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for the largest share.
But while worldwide port volumes have held their own, prices and revenues have been falling.
Henry Goldberg, a senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR, said: "There are a large number of vendors, big and small, vying for a share of this market, putting downward pressure on prices and overall revenues."
He added that DSLAM vendors are continuing to innovate to distinguish their offerings in this very competitive environment, and are extending and expanding product portfolios to make their solutions more appealing to service providers.
"This includes increasing the densities of products, supporting new types of DSL and creating multi-service platforms with multiple functionalities," said Goldberg.
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