Optical Network Hardware is Big Business
The 2007 “Optical Network Hardware” report shows that this has been an amazing year for the worldwide optical network hardware market. The second quarter of 2007 saw a gain of 14%, has since increased 3% in the third quarter of 2007, and has now hit $3.6 billion. This makes 2007 the highest revenue year for the market since the crash in 2001.
The constant rise in the optical network hardware markets is thanks in part to the proliferation of dark fiber network solutions and the rapid increases in voice, video and data traffic.
Highlights from this year’s report include
- Worldwide optical manufacturer revenue will grow to over $13 billion in 2010, as WDM product revenue increases and SONET/SDH revenue decreases each year starting in 2008
- Alcatel-Lucent continues its lead in worldwide metro WDM optical revenue, followed by Cisco, Nortel, and ADVA
- Cisco moves to the #1 spot in worldwide metro ROADM market share, Huawei jumps to the #2 spot, and Fujitsu remains #3, while Tellabs drops from #1 in 2Q07 to #4 in 3Q07
- In 3Q07, 35% of all optical network hardware revenue comes from EMEA, 33% from North America, 26% from Asia Pacific, and 6% from CALA