POTS, 40G big for non–incumbent vendors
A new Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) study of incumbent and competitive service providers in North America, Europe, and Asia–Pacific shows that 86% expect their packet optical transport systems (POTS) to save them operational expenditures (opex). More than two–thirds of these respondents expect opex savings of at least 11% to over 50%.
Service providers participating in the study, Service Provider Plans for Packet Optical Transport and 40G, named product reliability and standards compliance as their top criteria when choosing a POTS vendor. An unusually low number of providers said they choose a vendor based on having that vendor's equipment already in their network, suggesting an opportunity for non–incumbent vendors, says Infonetics.