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3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics

The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 billion in 3Q14, down 10% sequentially and 5% year-over-year, according to the latest report from market research firm Infonetics Research.


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