SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

October 06, 2011 16:04 ET

Infonetics Research: ROADM WSS component market contracts in 1H11, causing big vendor market share shift

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its latest ROADM Components report, which tracks the Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer optical network equipment market and the wavelength selective switch (WSS) components within it, measured by spacing technology and degree-count.

"In a classic end to a period of component capacity constraints, the ROADM WSS market experienced a short-term shock in the form of a pull-back in the first half of 2011. This anomaly aside, the global WSS component market is poised for strong, sustained growth on an annual basis based on rapid adoption of ROADM-based WDM networking by service providers," expects Andrew Schmitt, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for optical.


  • Following a 123% revenue jump in 2010 over 2009, and a 39% hike in the second half of 2010 compared to the first half, the ROADM WSS component market contracted by about 8% in the first half of 2011
  • The market contraction caused a big shift in vendor market share, as some vendors were more affected by the pull-back than others, with JDSU seizing the lead by a significant margin -- a dramatic shift from 2010, when JDSU and Finisar were neck and neck
  • Year-over-year, comparing the first half of 2011 to the first half of 2010, the ROADM WSS component market posted solid double-digit revenue increases and will continue its secular boom
  • Infonetics Research forecasts the ROADM WSS component market to grow to $710 million worldwide by 2015
  • Unit shipments of ROADM WSS components are expected to grow at a 26% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), outstripping revenue growth due to price reductions and a later shift in the mix to smaller 1x4 WSS sizes as ROADMs are deployed further toward the edges of networks

Infonetics' biannual ROADM Components report provides market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and in-depth analysis on WSS components (revenue and units), with added historical and current ROADM optical equipment market size and share for a big-picture view of the market. The report provides WSS component pricing trends, supplier size, ASP forecast, deployment models, and market drivers and trends. ROADM WSS components are tracked in 4 discrete categories: 1) 1x4 or fewer add/drop ports, 100GHz; 2) 1x4 or fewer add/drop ports, 50GHz; 3) 1x5 or more add/drop ports, 100GHz; and 4) 1x5 or more add/drop ports, 50GHz.

WSS component manufacturers tracked: Capella, CoAdna, Finisar, JDSU, Nistica, Oclaro/Xtellus, and others.

ROADM optical equipment market share is included for ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena (Nortel), Cisco, ECI, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Tellabs, Transmode, and others.


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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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