SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

February 15, 2011 21:03 ET

Infonetics Research: EMEA optical network hardware market up 25% in 4Q10

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research ( today released its fourth quarter 2010 (4Q10) Optical Network Hardware preliminary vendor market share report.

"We are seeing acceleration in the trend away from SONET/SDH to WDM optical equipment in the US and China, and a similar transition in EMEA awaits. The shift toward next generation mobile backhaul infrastructure is one factor, as are preparations by carriers for the optical reboot, a rebuilding of core networks to use 40/100G, OTN, and ROADM technologies," notes Andrew Schmitt, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for optical.


  • The worldwide optical network hardware market increased 9.6% to $3.58 billion in 4Q10 over 3Q10
  • The strength of the fourth quarter came from the expected year-end capex surge in EMEA, where optical spending jumped 24.6% in 4Q10
  • For the full year 2010, worldwide optical spending was down 4.2%, as Asia Pacific posted its first negative year since 2004, down 6.6% for 2010
  • ROADM spending set a new high in 4Q10, surging 6% over 3Q10 and 27% over 4Q09
  • Huawei finally showed up for the spending party in the EMEA region, with 70% quarter-over-quarter growth, while Alcatel-Lucent's optical revenue grew 18% in the region
  • Ciena nearly doubled its optical revenue in 2010 over 2009 as a result of the Nortel acquisition, and ZTE's optical revenue grew 41%

Infonetics' quarterly Optical Network Hardware report tracks Adtran, ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, BTI, Ciena (Nortel), Cisco, ECI, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Sycamore, Tejas Networks, Tellabs, Transmode, Tyco, Xtera, ZTE, and others.

The report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, and analysis (forecasts and in-depth analysis will be published by Feb. 24). Equipment tracked: metro and long haul optical network equipment, including SONET/SDH (ADMs and terminals, metro MSPPs and crossconnects), WDM (transport, ROADM, and long haul submarine line terminating equipment), and packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS), 1st gen P-OTS and 2d gen P-OTS. Also tracked: number of ports and revenue per port for WDM and SONET/SDH products by speed (Ethernet, SONET/SDH/POS, WDM), from below OC48/STM1 to 100G.

Regions tracked in the report include Asia Pacific (with breakouts for China, Japan, India, and the rest of Asia), Central and Latin America (CALA), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), North America, and worldwide.




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.

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