2Wire, Huawei and Thomson captured major market share gains in the 2008 broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) segments, according to In-Stat research, "Global Digital Domicile CPE Market Shares." The broadband CPE segments include cable and DSL modems, routers, Wi-Fi aggregators, and residential gateways.

2Wire gained almost six percentage points in market share in the worldwide residential gateway market. In the home Wi-Fi aggregator segment, which overlaps total broadband routers and gateways, 2Wire took over the No. 2 position from Netgear, gaining 4.8 percentage points of share.

Huawei gained more than ten percentage points in the worldwide DSL modem market. Huawei achieved a unit growth rate of more than 68 percent, compared to market-wide growth of less than 2 percent.

Thomson performed strongly across nearly all the segments that it competes in, making moderate market share gains in the total and EMTA cable modems, Wi-Fi aggregators, and residential gateway segments. In addition, Thomson maintained its No. 1 market share position in the residential gateway market.

Other findings include:

• Annual growth of residential gateway shipments plummeted in 2008 to only 0.5 percent, down from 2007’s growth of nearly 32 percent.
• Unit shipments of cable modems with an EMTA dropped to 15.2 million units in 2008.

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