JANUARY 29, 2007 â�� According to a newly released report by Dell'Oro Group (search for Dell'Oro), growth rates for the worldwide optical transport market will decelerate over the next two years. Sales of optical transport equipment will peak at $9.6 billion in 2008, and then remain flat through 2011. The report points out contributing factors to the growth deceleration within the market.
"Strong global demand for all categories of optical transport equipment has fueled market growth over the past three years," said Shin Umeda, vice president of optical transport research at Dell'Oro Group. "However, we expect to see shifts in regional trends with softer demand in North America and Europe in the upcoming years. Demand for some optical transport technologies is expected to wane as the market transitions away from large network expansion projects to a run-rate maintenance mode," added Umeda.
The Dell'Oro Group 5-Year Forecast Report offers an overview of the optical transport industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments, and tributary/line or wavelength shipments (by speed OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64, OC-768/STM-256, and other). The report tracks DWDM long-haul terrestrial, WDM metro, SONET/SDH ADM, SONET/SDH multiservice, and optical switch equipment.
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