Service providers' ongoing adoption of a more fiber-rich diet in their respective last mile networks helped drive the sales of GPON equipment in Q2 2011.
Fueled by a number of new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) projects in China, Russia and the U.S., a new Dell'Oro report said that GPON revenue, including Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) and Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) rose 10 percent sequentially and 34 percent over Q2 2010.
China once again led the majority of the GPON drive in Q2 with ongoing deployments by incumbent service providers China Telecom.
Outside of China, new deployments in Russia helped to drive EMEA growth followed not far behind by Latin America and the U.S. where Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is continuing with its GPON FiOS deployments on a limited scale in addition to a number of independent service providers leveraging broadband stimulus grants to deploy new FTTH networks.
On the vendor front, the market continued to be dominated by Huawei, a factor related to strong sales in China. However, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Ericsson and ZTE (Shenzhen: 000063.SZ), which also had large shipments into China, saw GPON growth during the second quarter as well.
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