SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 06, 2009 15:35 ET

Infonetics Research: Asia Pacific PON port shipments tripling 2008 to 2013

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released a new report, PON Equipment in Asia Pacific, which tracks EPON, GPON, and WDM-PON equipment vendors, ports, and revenue in the major markets of Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the rest of Asia Pacific as a group (including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Vietnam).


"Asia Pacific is by far the most dynamic PON market in the world. The early BPON and EPON rollouts in Japan and South Korea are quickly being eclipsed by China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile's extensive EPON and GPON rollouts for FTTB, FTTH, and mobile backhaul. Though EPON dominates Chinese deployments today, there is no question that the Chinese operators will deploy GPON. The only question is: how much?" said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research.


--  Asia Pacific is the hotbed for PON technology, accounting for 55% of
    worldwide PON equipment manufacturer revenue in 2008
--  Service providers in Asia Pacific, like providers elsewhere in the
    world, are building out PON-based FTTH and FTTB networks to better compete
    for subscribers by offering faster, cheaper, more synchronous broadband
--  These drivers will fuel PON equipment manufacturer revenue derived
    from service providers in Asia Pacific to well more than double between
    2008 and 2013
--  Japanese and Chinese EPON vendors dominate their homelands, with
    Mitsubishi the 2008 revenue market share leader in Japan, and ZTE, Huawei,
    FiberHome dominating in China
--  Alcatel-Lucent is the revenue market share leader for GPON equipment
    in Asia Pacific
--  49% of Asia Pacific PON equipment revenue came from Japan in 2008
    (down from 81% in 2007); this will change significantly by 2013, as China
    becomes the dominant PON deployer
--  While EPON technology represents the largest revenue opportunity in
    Asia Pacific, GPON is the fastest growing, with revenue expected to
    increase at a 139% compound annual growth rate from 2008 to 2013 in Asia


Infonetics' Asia PON report tracks EPON, GPON, and WDM-PON OLTs and ONTs split by FTTH and FTTB in China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the rest of Asia Pacific, as well as the total Asia Pacific region. The report provides market share, market size, forecasts, and in-depth analysis by country and region.

Companies tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, Alloptic, Alphion, Changguang, Comtec, Corecess, Dasan Networks, Datang, Dongwon, ECI, Enablence, Ericsson, FiberHome, Fujitsu, Furukawa, GW Technologies, Hitachi, Huawei, LG-Nortel, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Occam Networks, Ocean Broadband, OFN, Samsung, Sumitomo, Tellion, Ubiquoss, UTStarcom, ZTE, and many others.

Related research:

-- Huawei takes lead from Alcatel-Lucent in DSL market; GPON market up, led by ALU, Huawei

-- China's appetite for broadband services creates world's largest broadband aggregation hardware market

-- China Telecom Restructure Revisited

-- ALU/HP Global Alliance: Will It Work

-- PON and FTTH Equipment and Subscribers (2Q09 report), coming Sept. 3


New to Infonetics:
From the portal, go to RESEARCH, then BROADBAND.


--  Larry Howard, Vice President:, +1 (408) 583-3335
--  Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe,
    Middle East:, +1 408.583.3395

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband and Video
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3359
    Email Contact
    twitter: jeffheynen