Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Infonetics: WDM ROADM Sales Rose 10% Last Year

The global WDM ROADM equipment market (not components) reached $4 billion in 2012, up 10% year-over-year, according to a new report from Infonetics that tracks the reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) optical network equipment market and the wavelength selective switch (WSS) components within it, measured by spacing technology and degree count.


Some highlights of the report:

  • ROADM WSS component revenue declined more than a quarter in 2012
  • In the 2nd half of 2012, sales of ROADM WSS components stabilized while recording healthy unit growth
  • The leading vendors in the WDM ROADM optical hardware market in 2012 include Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Ciena, and Fujitsu.

"It’s been a tough road for WSS components these past couple of years, with quarterly revenue down nearly 50% from the highs two years ago," notes Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research. “But we believe there’s some modest growth ahead tied to the deployment of new 100G coherent systems and the rollout of colorless, directionless and contentionless (CDC) ROADMs. While the level of interest in CDC ROADMs is very high from vendors, the current pricing premium given to this architecture by equipment vendors will slow adoption."

http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2013/2H12-ROADM-Components-Market-Highlights.asp


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