Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.
China Telecom has chosen Huawei as its global optical transport network vendor to support a suite of international private line services for its business and wholesale customers.
Despite being a slow year overall for optical network sales and revenue, the OTN transport and switching equipment market grew 8 percent in 2012, to $7.3 billion. Infonetics forecasts that the OTN equipment market will exceed $13 billion in 2017.
Optical transport network switching may be a minority part of the overall OTN market, but a new Infonetics report forecasts that the OTN market, including both transport and switching, will grow at a 13 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2016.
Reliance Globalcom on Tuesday named Ciena as its optical vendor of choice to upgrade its FNAL backhaul network for its self-built intra-Asia submarine cable system.
China Telecom on Tuesday named Alcatel-Lucent's Shanghai Bell, the Paris-based vendor's China unit, as its key converged optical transport network and wavelength division multiplexing technology supplier.
Infonetics sees big growth opportunities for both Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS) vendors.
Driven by the service provider's ongoing roll outs of 40 and 100G technology, Infonetics Research forecasts that the Optical Transport Network (OTN) hardware market is set to grow to $10.6 billion by
Andrew Schmitt, Infonetics Research The attention of market participants up and down the supply chain is now focused on 100G transport, and 2012 is shaping up to be a point of inflection
Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) has roused Mark Wegleitner, the former CTO of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), out of retirement to become the company's latest member of its board of directors. Before