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.

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
Report: Optical network market shows strong growth; ends Q2 at $3.05 billion
Eve Griliches, managing partner, ACG Research on Packet Optical Transport System trends

Suggested Articles

Google is investing 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to expand the company's data footprint across Europe over the next two years.

When it comes to its fiber deployments, Verizon is hitting its stride, according to Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg.

Equinix has expanded the global reach of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure across five continents to help enterprise customers connect to Oracle Cloud.