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TMCNet:  Dell'Oro Group: Total Wavelength Division Multiplexing Equipment Market Revenues Projected to Soar

[December 03, 2012]

Dell'Oro Group: Total Wavelength Division Multiplexing Equipment Market Revenues Projected to Soar

Dec 03, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, a source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the total WDM market which is comprised of both metro and long-haul applications grew 14 percent year-over-year in 3Q 2012 and is forecast to reach $8 billion for the full year 2012.

It is expected to climb further in 2013.

"It was the year 2000 when the WDM market peaked at $7.7 billion and then promptly burst downwards to $1.8 billion," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell'Oro Group. "Since then, it's taken twelve long years to reach this milestone but we are finally on a path to best this previous revenue peak and to attain a new record revenue marker for the WDM market. We're forecasting the total WDM market to be $8 billion for the full year 2012 as a larger number of service providers roll out 40 and 100 gigabit DWDM wavelengths to meet the rising demand for bandwidth," added Yu.

Lead WDM Equipment Manufacturers in 3Q 2012 Equipment Manufacturer Rank Huawei 1 Ciena 2 Alcatel-Lucent 3 Fujitsu 4 NEC 5 The Dell'Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed up to 100 Gbps). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, and optical packet platforms.

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