Infonetics: OTN Switching Poised for Breakout Growth

  Infonetics: OTN Switching Poised for Breakout Growth

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 16, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest OTN
and Packet Optical Hardware  market share, size, and forecasts report, which
tracks optical transport network (OTN) transport equipment, OTN switching
equipment, and packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS).

ANALYST NOTE

“Though OTN switching currently makes up only a small portion of the overall
OTN market and deployments have been centered mostly in China, we anticipate
breakout growth for this segment as operators in EMEA and North America adopt
integrated WDM+OTN switching as part of the roll out of 100G coherent
technology in regional and core networks,” notes Andrew Schmitt, principal
analyst for optical at Infonetics Research. “We’re forecasting the OTN
switching segment to grow at a 5-year compound annual growth rate of 28% from
2012 to 2016.”

OTN AND P-OTS MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Infonetics expects the OTN market (OTN transport and switching equipment)
    to grow at 13% CAGR through 2016, slightly faster than the underlying WDM
    market it mostly overlaps
  *Once final figures are in for the full year 2012, Infonetics expects OTN
    revenue to total $7 billion, or 65% of all optical equipment spending
  *The market for P-OTS equipment is anticipated to be $1.26 billion in 2012,
    with 55% of revenue coming from metro edge P-OTS and 45% from metro
    regional P-OTS
  *Incumbent vendors Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Ciena are
    the P-OTS market leaders, but new players including BTI, Cyan, Transmode,
    and Ericsson are challenging with pure-play P-OTS platforms

Infonetics’ Andrew Schmitt is hosting a 100G webinar on March 5, “100G Optics:
Why Operators Are Upgrading Now.” To learn more or attend, visit
http://bit.ly/W1E83Q.

OTN REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual OTN and packet optical hardware report  provides
worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis,
and trends for OTN transport and switching hardware, including metro edge and
metro regional packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) and OTN port revenue
forecasts by port type and speed. Companies tracked include ADVA,
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei,
Infinera, Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, Transmode, ZTE, and  others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED OPTICAL RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Optical research brief: http://bit.ly/VX4vKj
  *Optical transceiver market bolstered as 100G arrives in force
  *Coherent 100G set to take over core networks, Infonetics optical survey
    finds
  *Tepid WDM growth, slumping SONET/SDH bog down optical market in 3Q12
  *ROADM WSS component market down 34% in 1H12

UPCOMING INFONETICS WEBCASTS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events/ to learn more or register
for Infonetics events.

  *WEBINAR: Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network with Ruckus
    (Feb. 5)
  *WEBINAR: Session Border Controllers in VoLTE with Metaswitch (Feb. 12)
  *WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul with Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon, Vitesse
    (Feb. 19)
  *WEBINAR: 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now; Cisco, Cyan, Oclaro
    (Mar. 5)
  *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)

UPCOMING OPTICAL RESEARCH

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *10G/40G/100G Optical Transceivers Market Size/Forecasts
  *40G/100G and ROADM Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Optical Analyst Research Notes - Continuous Research Service
  *Optical Equipment Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Optical Network Hardware Market Share
  *OTN and Packet Optical Hardware Market Share/Forecasts
  *OTN, MPLS, and Control Plane Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
  *ROADM Components Market Size/Forecasts

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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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