Optical network hardware spending jumps 16% in US, EMEA

Spending on optical network hardware jumped 16 percent quarter over quarter in the United States and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), but a predicted slowdown in the Asia-Pacific region is accelerating, Infonetics Research reports in a new study.

Worldwide, optical network hardware spending went up 6.2 percent overall to $3.23 billion.

Alcatel-Lucent topped Huawei in market share in the third quarter of 2010 thanks to a strong performance in EMEA. The packet-optical transport segment grew 11 percent sequentially due to strong spending by Verizon.

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