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Infinera, Fujitsu, Cisco, Ciena, and Huawei Top Infonetics’ New Optical Networking Vendor Scorecard
|By Business Wire
|March 26, 2014 03:06 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its new Optical
Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard, which profiles, analyzes, and
ranks the 10 largest global vendors of optical transport equipment: Alcatel-Lucent,
Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, ECI Telecom, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, NEC,
scorecard evaluates vendors entirely on criteria using actual
data and metrics, such as direct feedback from service providers,
market share data, and publicly available financial data. This approach
eliminates subjective scoring and ensures vendors are assessed
accurately and fairly. The report answers such questions as: Who is the
top scoring vendor overall? Who are the top vendors by criteria (market
share, R&D investment, service and support, etc.)? What are each
vendor’s strengths and weaknesses?
For a limited time, service providers can purchase Infonetics’ optical
vendor scorecard for $1,000 (normally $5,000) to see how the top
optical vendors rank in each of 7 key criteria, as well as in relation
to one another. Contact Infonetics for details: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
“We wanted to create an objective measurement of the largest companies
in the optical area that allows service providers to see the relative
strengths and weaknesses of vendors. Unlike other analyst ranking
approaches, our scorecard
takes an entirely quantitative approach that removes subjectivity and
best reflects the opinion of service providers and the market,” notes Andrew
Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics
continues: “Looking at the results, what really sets the vendors apart
is financial stability and changes in market share as a result of some
vendors capitalizing on the shift to optical transport networking (OTN)
and coherent networking. Service provider feedback was also a key
differentiator, particularly positive for Ciena, Fujitsu, and Infinera.”
OPTICAL NETWORK VENDOR SCORECARD HIGHLIGHTS
With very high ratings for technology innovation, reliability, and
service and support, Infinera received the highest overall
score for optical transport equipment
Fujitsu finished just a hair behind Infinera thanks to solid
scores across the board and its strong 2013 revenue growth and
packet-optical sales to tier-1 North American service providers
Cisco secured 3rd place with consistent rankings
across all criteria
Viewed by most as the leader in the optical networking world, Ciena
ranked 4th in Infonetics’ optical
vendor scorecard, as its relatively high scores in categories like
market share and momentum were offset by a low financial stability
The largest supplier of optical hardware worldwide, Huawei,
rounds out the top 5, chalking up a perfect score for market share,
but limited by a poor market share momentum score
ABOUT INFONETICS’ OPTICAL SCORECARD
Infonetics’ new optical
network scorecard evaluates the leading optical networking equipment
vendors (based on 2013 optical equipment revenue) using criteria that
are commonly used by buyers to select vendors, demonstrate success in
the marketplace, and position a vendor for success. The matrix rankings
are based on 7 criteria including market share; market share momentum;
financial stability; packet-optical intensity; technology innovation;
product reliability; and service and support. Companies ranked: Alcatel-Lucent,
Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, ECI, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, NEC, and ZTE.
the scorecard, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
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