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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.

Cisco dominates IHS router and switch vendor poll

July 28, 2015

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) maintained its Number 1 ranking in several categories in the 2015 edition of the IHS Infonetics Router and Switch Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey. The company topped the edge/core router and Carrier Ethernet switch (CES) manufacturer categories for the third consecutive year, according to the market research firm.

NFV market to jump 5X in four years says IHS

July 20, 2015

The market for network functions virtualization (NFV) hardware, software, and services will grow from an expected $2.3 billion this year to $11.6 billion in 2019, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). The increase will come as service providers begin a transformation to virtualized networks that could take 10 to 15 years, the market research firm predicts in a new report, "NFV Hardware, Software, and Services."

100G, 200G metro WDM optical transport growth drivers through 2019 says Dell'Oro

July 16, 2015

Demand for WDM systems, particularly metro WDM gear, will drive optical transport equipment sales to $15 billion by 2019, according to Dell'Oro Group. The forecast appears in the market research firm's new optical transport forecast report.

First quarter 2015 broadband CPE revenues, units gain versus year ago

July 13, 2015

Makers of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) saw good news in the first quarter of 2015 – as long as they looked back far enough for a frame of reference, says a new report from IHS (NYSE: IHS). Compared to the year-ago quarter, revenues in 1Q15 climbed 3% and shipments rose 9%. Sequentially, however, revenue shrank 2% to $2.8 billion on flat unit shipments of 54 million, according to the market research firm.

Four locales dominate multi-tenant data center market says IHS

July 7, 2015

There are now 3.7 million square meters of floor space under contract in multi-tenant data centers (MTDC), reports Elizabeth Cruz senior analyst, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure, at IHS in a recent blog. Much of that space can be found in four locations: London, Tokyo, the New York Metro area, and Virginia, according to the market research firm.

Shark threat to submarine networks a bunch of jawing says ICPC

July 6, 2015

Sharks undoubtedly pose a threat to fish, humans, and other creatures who flail about in the water. But, despite what you may see on YouTube, they aren't much of a menace to submarine networks cables, according to the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC).

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 modules consumption will target 100G, the company says.

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