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Market research can provide a fiber optic company with benchmarks for the past as well as guidance for the future. Whether looking for information on unit shipments, revenue amounts, or market share, fiber optic company executives can find a wealth of market research here to meet their needs.


Market Research NEWS & PRODUCTS

Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

12/16/2014 While the market for mainstream active optical cables (AOCs) such as 4x10-Gbps QSFP+ AOCs has his...

New 2.5G and 25G speeds will boost Ethernet switch market says Infonetics

12/16/2014 Market research firm Infonetics Research says that global Ethernet switch revenues grew 4% sequen...

Mobile fronthaul transceiver market 15X greater than mobile backhaul says LightCounting

11/25/2014 With remote radio head shipments forecasted to exceed 6 million units annually by 2019, optical t...

FTTH subscribers in Asia-Pacific hit 100 million

11/25/2014 Market research firm Ovum and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific say that the number of customers rece...

DSL drop off means flat 3Q14 broadband systems market says Infonetics

11/24/2014 A drop in sales of DSL equipment negated continued growth in PON equipment demand in the third qu...

Metro WDM takes a hit in North America says Dell'Oro Group

11/20/2014 Demand for optical transport equipment in North American declined 13% year-over-year in the third...

3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics

11/18/2014 The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 bil...

100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver market set for growth says Infonetics

11/17/2014 Globally, 10G, 40G, and 100G optical transceiver revenues totaled $1.9 billion in 2013, up 18% fr...

North America data center market is world's largest says TCL report

11/10/2014 The North American data center market is the largest in the world, according to a new report from...
Infonetics Research carrier SDN and NFV market size breakdown

Carrier SDN and NFV market worth $11B by 2018 says Infonetics

11/06/2014 Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) exemplify the teleco...

Macrocell mobile backhaul market growth slowing says Infonetics

10/20/2014 With operators increasingly turning their focus to small cell deployments, the market growth for ...
Broadbandtrends gigabit broadband deployment drivers

Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire survey says

10/20/2014 Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for s...
Analysys Mason estimate of $33 billion spent by/on behalf of content and application providers

Content and application providers create $33B/year infrastructure spend

10/06/2014 Market research and consultancy firm Analysys Mason estimates that content and application provid...

100G focus moves to the metro says Infonetics

10/06/2014 Carriers expect 100G WDM to account for almost 40% of all metro wavelength deployments and 75% of...

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue tow...

Market Research Featured Articles

Pressure points for 2015

An uneven 2014 is coming to an end. Here's a look at what 2015 may bring in the way of optical co...

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking co...

The most important story of the last 30 years

Lightwave has covered a lot of stories in its history. But one story rises above the rest as the ...

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

With copper able to support 100 Mbps, the impetus to switch to fiber may decrease.

Fiber in Europe bucks economic trends

Shortly before the FTTH Council Europe's 2013 conference in London February 19–21, Lightwave Euro...



Editorial Guides

Evolving Metro/Access Networks

The demands placed on metro and access networks have created new requirements that must be accommodated. These articles will help network planners create a winning strategy that will keep their networks ahead of the game.




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
Jim Theodoras

by Ward Williams

Forget about the labels

Mon Nov 03 15:04:00 CST 2014
In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...


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