Optical Transport Equipment Market Contracted in First Half 2012, According to Dell'Oro Group Optical Revenue 5 Percent Lower Than Year-Ago Period

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the Optical Transport equipment market declined approximately five percent in the first half of 2012 from year-ago levels to $6.1 billion.

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"The optical market contracted in the first half of 2012 due to lower spending in the mature markets of North America and EMEA," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell'Oro Group.  "The emerging regions of Asia Pacific and Latin America, however, did grow as service providers in the regions continued to expand network capacity," added Mr. Yu.

First Half 2012 Growth Rates vs. Year-Age Period


Region

Growth Rate

North America

-12 %

EMEA

-16 %

Asia Pacific

7 %

Rest of World  (Latin America)

11 %

Worldwide

-5 %

Additional key findings from the 2Q12 Optical Transport report:

  • Huawei captured approximately 20 percent share of the worldwide optical market in first half 2012.
  • WDM equipment revenue rose five percent in first half 2012 compared to a year ago due to the strong demand for 40/100 Gbps wavelengths.
  • Adoption of Optical Packet products continued to rise and contributed close to one-third of the optical market revenues in first half 2012.

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed up to 100 Gbps).  The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, and optical packet platforms.  To purchase this report, call Jessica Hsueh at +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email Jessica@DellOro.com

About Dell'Oro Group
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

 

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group



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