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November 17, 2014 15:16 ET

Infonetics: Optical equipment spending dips 5% from a year ago as WDM wanes in North America and EMEA

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - November 17, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 3rd quarter 2014 (3Q14) Optical Network Hardware report. (Full report published by November 24.)

OPTICAL ANALYST NOTE
"A spending divergence is opening in the optical market, with some service providers, primarily competitive carriers and internet content providers, growing spend, while traditional carriers proceed with caution. Companies less dependent on EMEA and incumbent carriers are faring better -- this effect explains the varying sentiment in the industry," notes Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for carrier transport networking at Infonetics Research.

OPTICAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global optical network hardware market (SONET/SDH, WDM) totaled $3 billion in 3Q14, down 10% sequentially, and down 5% year-over-year
  • Though WDM equipment revenue is up 4% in 3Q14 from a year ago, strong WDM spending trends waned in North America, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) continued to decline
  • North America stopped pulling the optical train in 3Q14 as strong results from Ciena were offset by other vendors' weaker performance
  • Europe, meanwhile, remains in an optical slump compounded by a weak macro economy, and Asia Pacific was down by double digits on a sequential basis
  • Market gains are accumulating to fewer vendors, but Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cyan, Infinera, and NEC all notched positive results in 3Q14

OPTICAL ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Infonetics clients are invited to join Andrew Schmitt Dec. 4 at noon EST for an optical network market outlook, live or on-demand. Password at www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=874.

OPTICAL REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly optical hardware report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for metro and long haul SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, Ethernet optical ports, SONET/SDH/POS ports, and WDM ports. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, Cyan, ECI, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, NEC, Padtec, Transmode, TE Connectivity, Tyco Telecom, ZTE, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Larry Howard larry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335
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    Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
    Infonetics Research
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