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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 23, 2016 – In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Optical Transport Equipment market grew 10 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, propelling market revenue to just under $4 B for the quarter and over $13 B for the full year.

“Demand for optical transport equipment was much higher than we expected in the fourth quarter,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Two areas in particular, out-performed expectations and reached new record revenue levels in the year: demand for WDM Metro equipment, which we approximate to have grown 15 percent globally in 2015; and the level of optical equipment purchases in China, which rose by 11 percent,” added Yu.

Other highlights from Dell’Oro Group’s Optical Transport Quarterly Report:

  • The top two global vendors were Huawei and ZTE. Each vendor enjoyed solid share gains in the quarter compared to the fourth quarter 2014 due to rising sales in China.
  • WDM Metro revenue growth outpaced all the other optical technology segments including DWDM Long Haul. This was the first year since 2011 that WDM Metro grew at a higher rate than DWDM Long Haul.
  • Sales of 200 Gbps coherent line cards have reached a material level in the quarter, and we project them to more than triple in 2016.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed including 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, and >100 Gbps).  The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, and optical packet platforms.  To purchase this report, call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit