Investment in Optical Transport has mostly been in core and backbone networks. However, to harness the power of the optical core and backbone, service providers must build out metro networks. As telecommunications service providers extend their networks into metro and access applications, opportunities exist for equipment vendors to deliver high volume, less expensive components and systems.

To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, component manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • What is the market opportunity for my product?
  • Which equipment vendors lead the market, and why?
  • What does the future hold for 40 and 100 Gbps?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers both quarterly reports and 5-year forecasts on the Optical Transport market.

Optical Transport Quarterly Reports

Dell’Oro Group publishes Optical Transport quarterly reports containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share information on the following markets:

  • Wave Division Multiplexer (WDM) *
  • Multiservice Multiplexer
  • Optical Switch
  • Optical Packet Platform

* Long Haul Terrestrial and Metro reported separately

The reports include tables showing manufacturers’ revenue, units/wavelengths/interfaces/ports shipped, and average selling prices. We also report by a variety of port/interface types, for example by:

  • OC-3/STM-1
  • OC-12/STM-4
  • OC-48/STM-16
  • OC-192/STM-64
  • 40 Gbps
  • 100 Gbps

We also track:

  • The Optical Transport market by region – North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and rest of world
  • Vendor market share by region – North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and rest of world
  • CAPEX by selected North American wireline service providers
  • Digital Cross-Connect Switch manufacturers’ revenue of selected vendors
  • Manufacturer Revenues by Select Submarine Line Terminal Vendors

Optical Transport 5-Year Forecasts

Dell’Oro Group publishes Optical Transport 5-year forecasts offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 1998 to the present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, unit/port/wavelength shipment, average selling price, and regional forecasts for various technologies:

  • WDM
  • Multiservice Multiplexer
  • Optical Switch
  • Optical Packet Platform

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