Coherent 100G Set to Take Over Core Networks, Infonetics Optical Survey Finds

  Coherent 100G Set to Take Over Core Networks, Infonetics Optical Survey
  Finds

Business Wire

BOSTON -- December 20, 2012

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 40G/100G
and ROADM Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which details
the plans of operators transitioning optical transmission and switching
equipment to higher-speed 40G and 100G wavelengths.

ANALYST NOTE

“The debate between 40G and 100G in WDM networks is over, so for our latest
40G/100G and ROADM deployment strategies survey we focused on identifying how
the rollout of 100G will take place and to what degree networks will migrate
to coherent technology and ROADMs,” explains Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst
for optical at Infonetics Research. “What we found is that operators
participating in our study expect coherent 100G to take over most core
networks by 2015 and even make some minor inroads into the metro, while
ROADM.”

40G/100G AND ROADM SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  *Among survey respondents, by 2015 coherent wavelengths will account for
    68% of deployments in the core and 29% in the metro
  *100G will rise from just 5% of deployed wavelengths in 2012 to 37% in 2015
  *Carriers have mixed opinions on the future of various metro 100G
    approaches, including direct detect 100G, pluggable coherent, and advanced
    modulations such as 16-QAM
  *ROADMs are now a major part of optical networks, with ROADM nodes and
    degree counts set to surge by a factor of more than 2

40G/100G/ROADM SURVEY SYNOPSIS

For its 24-page 40G/100G and ROADM deployment strategies  survey, Infonetics
interviewed 25 incumbent, competitive, and mobile operators from Europe, North
America, Asia, and Latin America about their plans for transitioning to 40G
and 100G wavelengths. The study provides insights into reasons for installing
40G and 100G technology, plans for coherent and non-coherent detection
technology, strategies for deploying 40G and 100G in brownfield and greenfield
applications, and ROADM deployment trends. To buy the survey, contact
Infonetics at http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

UPCOMING INFONETICS WEBCASTS

  *WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul, with Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon,
    Vitesse (Feb. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now with Cisco, Cyan,
    Oclaro (Mar.)
  *WEBINAR: Core Routers Move to the Metro, with Alcatel-Lucent (Apr.)
  *WEBINAR: The OTN Expansion: The Next Carrier Upgrade Cycle (sponsorships
    available)
  *WEBINAR: All About Edge P-OTS (sponsorships available)
  *WEBINAR: The Roadmap for the ROADM Network Expansion (sponsorships
    available)

RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics OPTICAL report highlights, tables of contents,
prospectuses, market research brochure, and events brochure at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Telecommunications Equipment Vendor Leadership Scorecard (Dec. 18)
  *OTN and Packet Optical Hardware Market Share and Forecasts (Dec. 19)
  *Service Provider Capex, Opex, ARPU, and Subscribers Database (Dec. 19)

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Optical research brief: http://bit.ly/Uw6bqN
  *Optical transceiver market bolstered as 100G arrives in force
  *Operators stepping up equipment spending in 2013, led by Asia; growth
    returns to Europe
  *Telecom growth rate still outpacing GDP growth
  *Tepid WDM growth, slumping SONET/SDH bog down optical market in 3Q12
  *ROADM WSS component market down 34% in 1H12
  *Alcatel-Lucent named top optical vendor by carriers in new Infonetics
    survey
  *'Virtualization’ coming soon to an optical network near you
  *OTN to grow to 80% of all optical spending by 2016; big P-OTS vendor
    battle brewing
  *Operators confirm transition to OTN switching is underway

TO BUY REPORTS AND SURVEYS, CONTACT SALES:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

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 Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Andrew Schmitt, +1 408-583-3393
Principal Analyst, Optical
andrew@infonetics.com
Twitter: @aschmitt
 
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