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WDM market grows 12 percent

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:21pm
Mike Robuck

The total wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) equipment market grew 12 percent in the trailing four quarter period that ended with the most recent first quarter, according to a new report by Dell’Oro Group.

Huawei, Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE were ranked first through fourth in total WDM equipment market sales.

“WDM sales have been amazingly robust over the past four quarters as service providers continue to add network capacity,” said Jimmy Yu, vice president of optical transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “While total optical market demand has entered positive growth during this period, the WDM market stands out as the true beneficiary of the increased investment. 

“Furthermore, as 100 Gbps WDM transmission rates enter mainstream use, we don’t see an end to its growth. We estimate that in the recent first quarter 2014 the number of 100 Gbps WDM line card shipments more than doubled versus the same period last year.”

The market share leaders were:

Total WDM Equipment Market
$9.0 Billion for trailing four quarter period (2Q13 through 1Q14)

 

 

 

Equipment Manufacturer

Rank

Y/Y Growth

Huawei

1

+ 6 %

Ciena

2

+ 18 %

Alcatel-Lucent

3

+ 8 %

ZTE

4

+ 32 %

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