|By Business Wire||
|May 19, 2014 01:46 PM EDT||
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!” reports Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research.
“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
- On a rolling 4-quarter basis, total optical spending was roughly flat
- The WDM segment notched its 7th straight quarter of year-over-year growth, up 8%
- EMEA 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 lifted 8%
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- OTN switching is booming; Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, and Infinera cashing in
- Optical gear spending flat in 4Q13 as North America sags and EMEA surges
RECENT OPTICAL RESEARCH
- Analyst Note: Post-OFC Analysis—Equipment (Apr.)
- Analyst Note: Ericsson-Ciena Deal: P-OTS, SDN & 100G for Routers (Apr.)
- Analyst Note: 100G Market Update—4x Growth in 2013 (Apr.)
- ROADM Components Market Size & Forecasts (May)
- Packet-Optical, MPLS & Control Plane Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey (May)
- The Role of Service Delivery Platforms in M2M and IoT (May 20: Attend)
- Unlocking Revenues with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Wholesale E-Access (May 29: Attend)
- How to Get the Best Out of DAS, Small Cells, and WiFi (June 5: Attend)
- Diameter Signaling Control for LTE Networks (June 12: Attend)
- The Roadmap for ROADM Network Expansion (View on-demand)
- 100G in the Metro: When and Where It Will Be Economical (View on-demand)
- Coherent Optics: Cheaper, Better, Faster (July 24: Sponsor)
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