40 Gbps DWDM Demand Increased 60 Percent Y/Y in 1Q12, According to Dell’Oro Group
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, even as the broader Optical Transport market sharply declined, the demand for 40 Gbps DWDM remained steady. The 1Q12 Optical Transport report presents that the number of 40 Gbps DWDM wavelength shipments grew nearly 60 percent year-over-year in 1Q12.
“The optical transport equipment market had a very rough start to the year declining nearly 5 percent year-over-year in 1Q12,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “But on a bright side, we were happy to see the demand for 40 gigabit DWDM systems remain high. We estimate that in 1Q12, shipments of 40 gigabit line cards grew almost 60 percent helping the DWDM market to hold another quarter of positive year-over-year growth,” added Mr. Yu.
The Total WDM market grew 5 percent in 1Q12 to $1.7 billion with positive growth contribution from 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps wavelength shipments. 40 Gbps wavelengths contributed approximately 30 percent of the total WDM revenue in the quarter. The equipment manufacturers with the highest share of 40 Gbps wavelengths were as follows:
Worldwide 40 Gbps Wavelength Shipment Share in 1Q12 Equipment Manufacturer Rank ---------------------- ---- Huawei 1 Ciena 2 Alcatel-Lucent 3 NEC 4
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