Huawei leads the GPON equipment market in Q2 2011


Revenues from GPON equipment including both Optical Line
Terminals and Optical Networking Terminals hit a record level for the tenth
consecutive quarter growing 10 percent sequentially and 34 percent over the
year-ago period, according to Dell’Oro Group.


Huawei was the top GPON supplier due to its position as leading supplier to China,
followed by Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and ZTE, which all had significant
shipments to China.


“Although more than half of PON revenue was driven
by deployments in China, aggregate GPON revenue derived from projects outside
of China increased sequentially for the first time since the second quarter of
2010, driving sequential growth in the quarter,” said Tam Dell’Oro,
president of Dell’Oro Group.
Russia was a large contributor to growth in EMEA,
although an increasing number of smaller deployments in other countries in the
region also contributed.  Also driving growth in the second quarter were
higher GPON shipments to the United States and Latin America.


A recent survey by Infonetics Research says
GPON equipment sales are expected to decline in India and the Middle East
by 2015. The slow growth is because major operators including BSNL in India and
Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates already took huge OLT and ONT shipments in
2009 and 2010 for large-scale GPON FTTH rollouts,


Both operators expect to achieve their homes passed goals
this year. Future rollouts will be far more limited in these regions as the
focus shifts to subscriber acquisition.



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