DECEMBER 20, 2007 -- PON equipment manufacturers in Asia-Pacific are expected to see a 50% jump in revenue overall between 2006 and 2007 says a new report by Infonetics Research (search for Infonetics). PON sales will continue increasing steadily at least through 2010, driven largely by ongoing EPON deployments in Japan and by expanding PON network rollouts in Korea, China, and India, the report adds.
The report, "EPON and GPON Equipment in Asia Pacific," says the number of PON OLT and ONT ports shipped reached 3.1 million in 2006, and will more than double by 2010.
"We believe the Japanese PON market will reach saturation in late 2008 and service providers there will focus on ramping up subscribers for their EPON networks," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. "Korea and China are a different story, where FTTH and FTTB networks have only recently begun to ramp up, and these countries won't reach saturation until after 2010."
Other highlights from the report:
- In Japan, PON equipment manufacturer revenue will decline from 2007 to 2010, as PON build-outs slow and service providers such as NTT, Usen, and other energy companies focus on securing subscribers.
- In the Republic of Korea, PON equipment manufacturer revenue will nearly quadruple between 2006 and 2007, as KT and Hanaro significantly expand their EPON and GPON networks in Seoul and surrounding suburbs.
- In China, PON equipment manufacturer revenue will more than double between 2006 and 2007, as CTC, CNC, and other regional network operators roll out the initial stages of their FTTB and FTTH networks in advance of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Mitsubishi is expected to continue its strong lead in overall PON market share in Japan in 2007, Corecess leads in Republic of Korea, and UTStarcom leads in China.
Infonetics' report tracks EPON and GPON equipment in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as the total Asia-Pacific region. The service provides market share, market size, and annual forecasts by country and region for CY06 through CY10. The report includes top player analysis, fundamental drivers of the market, product classification and segment analysis, and more.
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