In the metro WDM market, three vendors -- Ciena, Huawei and ZTE -- have taken the dominant position by grabbing over 10 percent share of the market each, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report. On a combined basis, these three vendors hold a market share of 50 percent.
Jimmy Yu, VP of optical transport research at Dell'Oro Group, said in a release that new metro WDM growth will be driven by growing demand for wireless backhaul and data center interconnection.
"We're predicting the WDM Metro market to grow 10 percent for full year 2015 driven by rising use of WDM systems for mobile and fixed backhaul as well as data center interconnect," Yu said, adding that "we anticipate 100 Gbps wavelength shipments to grow through the year, and for 200 Gbps wavelength shipments to reach significant volumes by year-end."
Overall, the total WDM equipment market grew 23 percent sequentially in the second quarter 2015. During this period, WDM Metro equipment used mainly in metro and regional applications grew at a rate slightly higher than that of DWDM Long Haul, attaining a new record quarterly revenue level of $1.4 billion. Release