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Shift to 100G dampens telecom optical transceiver sales says IHS Infonetics

May 14, 2015

The evolution to 100-Gbps coherent transmission has been a boon for optical transport systems vendors. But it has not done much for optical transceiver sales, at least not yet, according to a new report from IHS Infonetics (NYSE: IHS). Telecom optical module sales dropped last year as 100G replaced 10G and 40G, but via board-level implementations rather than transceivers, according to the report.

Data centers driving 40G optical transceivers, 100G ramping says IHS Infonetics

May 12, 2015

The long-awaited ramp up of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) optical transceivers in data center applications may finally be at hand, says IHS Infonetics (NYSE: IHS). Sales of 40G optical modules remain robust in the interim, the market research firm reveals in its biannual "10G/40G/100G Data Center Optics" report.

Multinationals want more from "big six" telcos, finds Ovum survey

May 5, 2015

When it comes to network performance and customer support, multinational corporations rate the "big six" telcos with dedicated global enterprise services -- AT&T, BT, Orange, T-Systems, Verizon, and Vodafone -- little better than the many upstart regional service providers in emerging telecom markets. So says Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony, citing his firm's recent survey of more than 500 multinationals.

Gigabit broadband drive a boon for CPE vendors in 2014

April 13, 2015

Sparked in part by the increasing interest in gigabit broadband, sales of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) grew 9% in 2014, to $10.5 billion, according to a new report from Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

Fiber cable now reaches 42.5% of U.S. commercial buildings: Vertical Systems Group

April 7, 2015

The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with direct fiber cable access rose to 42.5% in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group. This represents almost a 4X increase in the last 10 years, the market research firm says.

Gigabit broadband services on roadmap for 40% of operators says Infonetics survey

March 10, 2015

As many as 40% of the respondents to an Infonetics Research study indicate they plan to offer 1-Gbps broadband access network services by 2017. The trend is likely among the reasons that fiber-optic broadband should become more popular, as the market research firm, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), expects the percentage of broadband subscribers served via fiber to the home (FTTH) to grow this year.

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

March 3, 2015

The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation equipment in 2014, according to Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). With GPON equipment leading the way, global spending on broadband aggregation equipment jumped 9% percent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, the market research firm reveals in its upcoming "PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment" report.

Web 2.0 companies likely shape optical network market says LightCounting

March 3, 2015

While spending by traditional communications carriers still dominates the fiber-optic network technology market, market research firm LightCounting predicts that Web 2.0 companies will become a significant market driver over the next five years. In its most recent semi-annual optical communications market forecast report, LightCounting states that the top 15 Web 2.0 vendors will spend $50 billion in 2015 on servers, networks, and other infrastructure, up from $38 billion in 2014 and $30 billion in 2013.

Ciena, Infinera, ZTE 2014 optical systems winners says Infonetics

February 23, 2015

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and ZTE posted significant revenue gains in 2014 during what was a rough year for fiber-optic network hardware sales, reports Infonetics Research, now a part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). Despite the fact that the overall market declined 1% in 2014, Ciena used a 12% boost in revenue to wrest the Number 2 spot in optical network market share from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU).

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

February 17, 2015

Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual conference last week indicates that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) subscribers in Europe reached approximately 14.5 million in 2014. The total represents a 50% increase over 2013.

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