North America WDM Market Grows Nearly 20 Percent in First Nine Months of 2013, According to Dell'Oro Group

Ciena and Fujitsu Dominate North America Market

Nov 20, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) equipment market, comprising both metro and long haul applications, grew nearly 20 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared with the same period a year ago.


"Demand in North America for optical transport equipment has been really strong," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell'Oro Group.  "Market revenue for WDM equipment in North America has increased year-over-year for the past three quarters.  Growth started modestly in the first quarter at five percent, and rose to 25 percent in the third quarter.  However, following the strong level of WDM equipment rollout in the first nine months of the year, we do expect equipment sales to be softer in the current fourth quarter as service providers conserve their capital," added Mr. Yu.


North America WDM Equipment Market

$2.3 Billion for period including 1Q13 thru 3Q13

Equipment Manufacturer


Y/Y Growth



+ 9 %



+ 65 %



+ 1 %



+ 22 %

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