2014-10-02

Battleground for 100G+ coherent gear and components shifting to the metro, shows Infonetics survey

Battleground for 100G+ coherent gear and components shifting to the metro, shows Infonetics survey

 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, October 2, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 100G+ and ROADM Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which details the plans of operators transitioning optical transmission and switching equipment to higher-speed 100G+ wavelengths.

“The big battleground for vendors of 100G-and-beyond coherent equipment and components has shifted to the metro as winners for long reach core applications have been decided,” says Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for carrier transport networking at Infonetics Research.

“There are two very distinct markets for coherent technology. One market is deploying long haul coherent today and will transition to metro in the coming years. But there is another, separate customer type that is already fully committed to deploying coherent technology in the metro today,” Schmitt adds. “These two markets have major implications for the supply chain regarding product specialization and the relative lack of interest in flex coherent technology by some customers.”

100G+ AND ROADM SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS