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August 23, 2007
Optical Transport Market Reach Highest Level in Five Years
These are profitable times for vendors in the optical transport space, as customers are flocking to buy the new products and services to enhance their service capabilities. A new Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group report indicates that the sale of WDM, SONET/SDH, and optical switch equipment has grown tremendously in this quarter, providing the highest quarterly revenue level in more than five years. The sale of these products grew more than 8 percent over the first quarter of 2007.
Although the sale of SONET/SDH equipment has been on the rise, the star performers for this quarter for the optical transport market were WDM Metro products, which recorded the strongest growth. Worldwide, the demand for SONET/SDH equipment has been on the rise; Jason Suey, analyst for optical transport research at Dell’Oro Group, foresees a steep growth in the global demand for optical transport equipment. Service providers have recognized this trend and have been upgrading their networks for a growing broadband subscriber base and higher bandwidth services, says Jason.
The Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers in-depth analysis of the optical transport market, including tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments, Tributary/Line or Wavelength shipments (by speed OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64, OC-768/STM-256, and Other). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, SONET/SDH ADM, SONET/SDH multiservice, and optical switch equipment.
Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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