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Infonetics: WDM Optical Spending Up 8% Year-over-Year; 100G Makes Up 20% of the Market
|By Business Wire
|May 19, 2014 01:46 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from
its 1st quarter 2014 (1Q14) Optical
Network Hardware report. (Full report published by May 23.)
OPTICAL ANALYST NOTE
“100G spending worldwide in 2013 was breathtaking, with total port
shipments tripling during the year. This equates to around $2 billion in
spending related to 100G. That’s a lot—roughly 20% of all WDM spending!”
Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics
“And this revenue is flowing primarily into the hands of five companies: Alcatel-Lucent,
Ciena, Cisco, Huawei, and Infinera,” adds Schmitt.
OPTICAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Global optical spending is down yet again as legacy SONET/SDH
continues to slide: Optical network hardware revenue, including WDM
and SONET/SDH, declined 2% year-over-year in 1Q14
The WDM segment notched its 7th straight quarter of
year-over-year growth, up 8%
experienced a seasonal 4Q to 1Q drop, but this effect is no longer
evident in the U.S., a result of large carriers changing spending
patterns and smaller carriers operating on a more project-oriented,
rather than calendar-oriented, purchasing cycle
On a year-over-year basis for 1Q14, Huawei’s revenue market
share slipped, Ciena’s soared 26%, and Alcatel-Lucent’s
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share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for metro and long
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