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2Q15 kind to carrier router and switch market: IHS

September 1, 2015

The carrier routing and switching market rebounded from a typically tepid first quarter to reach $3.9 billion, says the "IHS Infonetics Service Provider Routers and Switches" report from IHS (NYSE: IHS). That's a sequential increase of 19%.

FTTH growing in Latin America but DSL to remain dominant: Pyramid Research

August 20, 2015

Pyramid Research expects the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) connections to reach 5.1 million by the end of the year. This is part of an overall trend that will see FTTH/FTTB connections to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.9% over the next five years. However, the growth spurt won't be enough to unseat DSL as the dominant fixed-line technology, the market research firm predicts.

Carrier SDN a $5.7 billion market by 2019: IHS

August 19, 2015

Market research firm IHS (NYSE: IHS) says that service providers globally will increase their spending on software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware, and services from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019.

Optical network system spending increases sequentially in second quarter 2015: IHS

August 17, 2015

Sales of optical network systems in the second quarter of 2015 grew 22% sequentially, but were essentially flat versus the year-ago quarter, says market research firm IHS (NYSE: IHS). Europe was the only region to post year-on-year growth, IHS says in its upcoming 2Q15 "IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware" report.

IHS forecasts huge growth for 100G optical ports

August 13, 2015

Coherent 100G port shipments for metro regional optical networks grew a whopping 145% last year and are expected to grow 118% more this year, predicts IHS in its report, "IHS Infonetics 100G+ Coherent Optical Equipment Ports."

Asia-Pacific FTTH subscribers up 35% study shows

August 10, 2015

Figures released by IDATE and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific show that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region jumped to 115.8 million by the end of 2014, up 35% compared to 2013. The study also finds that 338 million homes and businesses across the region had access to fiber services, an increase of 36.8% year over year.

10 Gigabit Ethernet server port shipments near peak: Dell'Oro

August 4, 2015

Shipments of 10 Gigabit Ethernet network server ports will continue to climb through 2017 before beginning to plateau and decline the following year, says Dell'Oro Group. The market research firm states in a new five-year forecast report that 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports will capture more than 50% of the total server market by 2017, but will begin to fall prey to the growing popularity of higher-speed ports beginning in 2018.

Cable operators to increase fiber cable, optical node use: IHS

July 30, 2015

Cable operators will continue to drive fiber deeper in to their networks, which means good news for suppliers of fiber cable and optical nodes, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). For example, the market research firm expects global shipments of hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) optical nodes will more than double in the 5 years from 2014 to 2019.

Big Four cloud services providers control over half the market

July 28, 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM, and Google control 54% of the cloud services market, according to new second quarter 2015 research from Synergy Research Group. Their average year-on-year revenue growth was 84%, compared to the 33% growth enjoyed by the rest of the field, according to the market research firm.

Colocation price variations significant says TeleGeography

July 28, 2015

Those with the necessary flexibility should shop for colocation space, based on a recent report from TeleGeography's Colocation Pricing Service. Baseline colocation prices – or prices per unit of power – differ widely by geography and often within the same metro market, the market research firm discovered.


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