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Infonetics: North America, 100G Push Optical Equipment Market Up 27% QoQ



  Infonetics: North America, 100G Push Optical Equipment Market Up 27% QoQ

Business Wire

BOSTON -- August 19, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and
preliminary analysis from its 2^nd quarter 2013 (2Q13) Optical Network
Hardware report. (Full report will be published August 23.)

ANALYST NOTE

“We expected the optical hardware market to turn, particularly in North
America, and that’s exactly what happened in the 2nd quarter. Total optical
spending is up 27% quarter-over-quarter, and the WDM equipment segment is up
21% year-over-year,” notes Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at
Infonetics Research.

“WDM spending accelerated dramatically in North America as a result of 100G
deployments hitting the ground, and worldwide spending on 100G speeds is
tracking close to 15% of all optical spending,” Schmitt adds. “China’s 100G
deployments will begin in earnest as the year closes, led by China Mobile, and
we’re anticipating more than 5,000 ports of 100G in China alone in 2013.”

2Q13 OPTICAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  * Globally, the optical network hardware market, including WDM and SONET/SDH
    equipment, totaled $3.3 billion in 2Q13
  * EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) is operating at record low levels of
    optical capital intensity; positive capex rumbles from tier 1 carriers
    have yet to translate into more optical spending
  * The top 3 optical market share leaders in 2Q13 are, in rank order, Huawei,
    Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE
  * Alcatel-Lucent continues to decline on a year-over-year basis, though
    optical investment is set to increase in 2013 as part of its SHIFT Plan to
    double down on optical and routing
  * Ciena is well positioned to capture the torrent of 100G spending expected
    this year from AT&T and Verizon
  * Infinera is the fastest-growing supplier of optical WDM gear in Europe

OTN WEBINAR

Join Andrew Schmitt Sept. 17 for The OTN Expansion: The Next Carrier Upgrade
Cycle, a live event:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=658460&s=1&k=86531EAC4194B7C2D3149D6EA6B3BBD6

ABOUT THE OPTICAL REPORT

Infonetics’ quarterly optical hardware report provides worldwide and regional
market size, market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for
metro and long haul SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, Ethernet optical ports,
SONET/SDH/POS ports and WDM ports. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Adva,
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, ECI Telecom, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera,
NEC, Coriant (NSN), Tellabs, Transmode, ZTE and others. To buy the report,
contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  * Infonetics’ August Optical research brief: http://bit.ly/1eNjvjW
  * 100G optical coherent systems, CDC ROADMs offer hope in stagnant WSS
    component
  * OTN switching reaching mainstream status with service providers
  * 100G optical transceiver shipments more than doubling in 2013 and 2014
  * Optical transport network (OTN) market to top $13 billion by 2017
  * Breakout growth ahead for OTN switching

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.

  * Optical Network Hardware Market Share and Forecasts - 2Q13 Full Report
    (Aug. 23)
  * OTN and Packet Optical Hardware Market Share and Forecasts (Sept. 12)
  * Optical Equipment Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey (Sept.
    19)
  * 10G/40G/100G Optical Transceivers Market Size and Forecasts (Oct. 8)
  * 40G/100G and ROADM Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey (Nov. 11)

INFONETICS OPTICAL WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming
webinars, view recent webinars on-demand or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  * The OTN Expansion: The Next Carrier Upgrade Cycle (Sept. 17: Learn more /
    register)
  * SDNs and NFV: Why Operators Are Investing Now (View on-demand)
  * Making 100G Optical Economical for the Metro (View on-demand)
  * Improving Network Economics with IP over OTN (View on-demand)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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

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

EMEA, India, Singapore: 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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