REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 18, 2015 –According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the total Wavelength Division Multiplexer or WDM market, comprising long haul and metro applications, grew seven percent in 2014, reaching almost $9.5 billion.

“It was another strong year for optical WDM equipment,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “The majority of market growth for the year came from heightened demand in China where all service providers are shifting from rolling out 40 Gbps wavelengths to 100 Gbps wavelengths. As a result, we calculate that the global shipments of 100 Gbps wavelengths doubled in 2014, contributing nearly half the total market revenue for the year,” added Mr. Yu.

Regional growth rates and WDM Equipment market share leaders for full year 2014 are listed in the table below.

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 Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

Total WDM Equipment Market

$9.4 Billion Worldwide in 2014

Region

Growth

North America

+ 4 %

EMEA

– 0 %

Asia-Pacific

+ 18 %

Rest of World

– 8 %

Worldwide

+ 7 %

Equipment Manufacturer

Rank

Y/Y Growth

Huawei

1

+ 7 %

Ciena

2

+ 13 %

ZTE

3

+ 34 %

Alcatel-Lucent

4

+ 14 %