enterprise class Wireless LAN market revenue growth was flat in 2019. However, Wi-Fi 6 sales increased well over 50 percent quarter over quarter. Another rapid growth segment are sales of cloud-managed equipment, which enable efficient remote network management and troubleshooting features.
The total global revenue for PON OLT equipment reached $3 Billion, up 16 percent from 2018. This was the lone bright spot in 2019, when significant revenue declines in both DSL and cable infrastructure cast a long shadow.
The Optical Transport equipment market, driven by WDM system sales, grew 6 percent in 2019. Two equipment manufacturers—ZTE and Ciena—increased their optical revenue the most, securing additional market share gains this year.
SD-WAN had a breakout year in 2019. The market moved beyond the early adopter phase, and we observed that vendors with larger installed bases gained the critical mass needed for sustained revenue growth,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.
The MCN market is expected to continue to grow in 2020, but at a slower pace,” stated David Bolan, Senior Analyst, Dell’Oro Group. “Some of the contributing factors are an anticipated slow take-up of the 5G Core, slower growth in India due to service providers’ financial stress created by increased tax burdens,