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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.

Internet content providers capex growth engine says Ovum

February 10, 2015

A new report from market research and analysis firm Ovum asserts that Internet content providers (ICPs) will become increasingly influential market shapers as traditional telcos reduce their capex budgets. ICP capex grew from $23 billion in 2008 to $46 billion in 2013, according to Ovum's "Communications Provider Capex Forecast Report: 2014–19: Internet content providers will drive growth in capital spending on network infrastructure." ICP capex will expand to well over $100 billion by 2019, the report adds.

Data center interconnect sales growth driver for fiber-optic network gear says Ovum

January 26, 2015

Market research and analysis firm Ovum predicted last week that demand for optical network (ON) hardware will increase 3% each year through 2019. The slow but steady growth will see the optical transport market worth $17 billion in 2019, Ovum expects.

Packet-optical transport systems demand robust through 2019 says Dell'Oro

January 22, 2015

Dell'Oro Group says in a newly released forecast report on optical transport gear that the demand for packet-optical transport systems (or, as they call them, optical transport-packet systems) will lead the space to be worth $10 billion by 2019. That's an average annual growth rate of 14%.

25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet to reshape data center switching market says Infonetics

January 20, 2015

The IEEE has just started work on 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications and won't take up 50 Gigabit Ethernet until its 25GbE work is done. Nevertheless, Infonetics Research says the two technologies will be game changers.

Datacom up, telecom sluggish in 2014 says Infonetics

January 12, 2015

A pickup in datacom spending in 2014 partially offset continuing softness in telecom revenues in 2014, according to an upcoming report from Infonetics Research. The datacom market should continue to be healthy in 2015 says the market research firm, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), in the latest edition of its semi-annual "Global Telecom and Datacom Market Trends and Drivers" report.

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