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400 G, OTN and Next-Generation Transport: A Market and Technology Forecast

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "400 G, OTN and Next-Generation Transport: A Market and Technology Forecast" report to their offering. 
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Carriers worldwide are outgrowing 100 G transport networks and taking first steps towards 400 G backbones. The author believes these ultra-fast networks will create major new revenue opportunities for optical components firms, silicon chipmakers and equipment companies alike. This new business will come from volume deployments of 400G networks themselves. It will also emerge from radical new directions in modulation, amplification, and multiplexing technology that will create openings for companies with novel WDM/OTN platforms of all kinds.

Many questions remain. How many carriers will jump to 400 G immediately? Which ones will be satisfied with 200 G cores for a few years, before shifting to 400 G transport networks? Which enabling technologies are available and will be deployed by equipment firms to make 400 G possible? And how will these equipment suppliers design their next-generation routers and switches to make them 400 G ready?

The answers to these questions will shape where and how the money will be made in the next few years in optical transport business. In this new report the author provides these answers, drawing on the evidence that is emerging from the slew of recent 400 G trials, as well as the plans by the leading systems firms.

Key Topics Covered: 

Executive Summary
E.1 Emerging 400 G transport technologies
E.1.1 400 G opportunities in silicon
E.1.2 Opportunities for optical components firms at 400 G
E.3 The optical networking equipment perspective on 400 G
E.4 Eight firms that will shape the 400 G transport space
E.5 Summary of eight-year forecasts of 400 G transport markets

Chapter One Introduction
1.1 Background to this report
1.2 Objective and scope of this report
1.3 Methodology of this report
1.4 Plan of this report

Chapter Two Analysis of Enabling Technologies for 400 Gbps Transport
2.1 Multiplexing options in the 400 G transport environment
2.2 New directions for modulation in the 400 G environment
2.3 400 Gbps coherent technology: the once and future
2.4 Standards
2.5 Possible 400 Gbps service offerings

Chapter Three Equipment Vendor Strategies for 400 Gbps
3.1 Alcatel-Lucent
3.2 Ciena
3.3 Cisco
3.4 Coriant
3.5 Ericsson
3.6 Fujitsu and NEC
3.7 Huawei
3.8 Infinera
3.9 TE Subcom
3.10 Xtera
3.11 ZTE

Chapter Four Eight-Year Forecasts
4.1 Forecasting methodology
4.2 Submarine and long-haul forecast
4.3 Metropolitan Area Network Forecast

Companies Mentioned:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • BT
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Coriant
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ericsson
  • Fujitsu
  • Huawei
  • Infinera
  • Jazztel
  • KPN International
  • Mobily
  • NEC
  • NTT
  • Netia
  • NextGen
  • Orange-France Telecom/Renater
  • SaskTel
  • Shaw Communications
  • Sprint
  • TE Subcom
  • Telef?nica Espana
  • Telefonica Chile
  • Telekom Austria
  • Verizon
  • WaveLogic 3
  • Xtera
  • ZTE
  • Zain

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Media Contact: Laura Wood , +353-1-481-1716, [email protected]

SOURCE Research and Markets

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