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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 24, 2016 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the WDM Equipment market, comprising of DWDM Long Haul and WDM Metro optical systems, grew 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016. Huawei, Ciena, ZTE, and Nokia topped the WDM market.

“This was another amazing quarter for the Optical Transport market,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Three things about the WDM market stood out this quarter. The first being the market grew 20 percent year-over-year for a second consecutive quarter. Next, this was the 25th consecutive quarter of WDM market expansion, and the third being 100 Gbps coherent wavelength shipments in the first quarter 2016 were twice the amount shipped in the first quarter 2015,” added Yu.

Additional highlights from the Optical Transport Quarterly Report:

  • WDM deployments were higher year-over-year in every region. The highest increase occurred in the Asia Pacific region due to large procurements by the three Chinese operators (China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom).
  • Excluding sales in China, the WDM market growth rate was 13 percent year-over-year in the first quarter 2016.
  • The top four global WDM vendors in the first quarter and trailing four-quarter period were Huawei, Ciena, ZTE, and Nokia. For the trailing four-quarter period ending, each vendor’s revenue share was 25 percent, 15 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively.

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