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Web 2.0 companies will buy a lot of optical modules says LightCounting

July 2, 2015

Market research firm LightCounting predicts in a new report that Web 2.0 companies will account for 30% of Ethernet optics and 20% of DWDM optics by 2021 in connection with mega data center deployments and supporting fiber-optic network infrastructure. Much of this optical module consumption will target 100G, the company says.

IHS names optical network hardware leaders

June 28, 2015

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) are leaders among optical network hardware vendors – so says IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its new "2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard." The scorecard covers the 10 companies that have generated the most fiber-optic network equipment sales over the past year and groups them into such categories as "Leader," "Established," and "Challenger."

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

June 25, 2015

Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-breaking performance with even better results in 2015, market research firm Ovum asserts in its newly released "OC FTTx Forecast Spreadsheet: 2014–20." Revenues for such optics, which include optical transceivers as well as bi-directional optical subassemblies (BOSAs), should surpass $1 billion this year, Ovum predicts.

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

June 22, 2015

According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number of rural independent telecom providers are using fiber to the home (FTTH) to deliver broadband services.

Bare metal switch sales grow strongly in first quarter 2015 says IHS

June 16, 2015

Sales of bare metal switches, otherwise known as "white box" switches, grew 11% year-over-year in the first three months of 2015 and accounted for 12% of all data center Ethernet ports shipped worldwide during the quarter, according to the newly released IHS Infonetics "Data Center Network Equipment" report from market research firm IHS (NYSE: IHS).

2015 broadband equipment sales start strong but may not finish that way

June 10, 2015

First quarter sales of DSL, PON, and point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband aggregation equipment grew by 14% year-over-year, according to the latest figures from IHS (NYSE: IHS). However, the market research firm believes the space will end 2015 down versus 2014.

Carriers cooling on packet-optical transport?

May 29, 2015

A survey conducted by IHS (NYSE: IHS) indicates that carriers' ardor for packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) may be cooling. While the platforms remain popular – 78% of survey respondents said they have already deployed such systems or plan to by the end of 2016 – that total represents a drop of 8 percentage points compared to the results of last year's survey.

European optical network spending finally showing a pulse says IHS

May 27, 2015

Our long Continental optical networking nightmare in Europe may be over, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS) -- specifically, the folks who used to be Infonetics Research. The company's new report on 1Q15 optical network hardware sales indicates the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) market enjoyed year-on-year growth for the second consecutive quarter.

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.

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