Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dell'Oro: Optical Packet Up 23% in Q1

The total optical packet equipment market grew 23 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of the year reaching $1.1 billion, according to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group.

"The optical transport market is aggressively moving towards packet optimized transport systems," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell'Oro Group.  "This move towards optical packet systems has helped a number of equipment manufacturers increase revenues even as the total optical market contracted during the past year.  The two lead equipment manufacturers in this product segment for the trailing four quarter period were Ciena and Huawei, each garnering about 22% of the market revenue," added Mr. Yu.