Optical Transport equipment market declines approximately five percent in H1 2012

Telecom Lead India: The Optical Transport equipment
market declined approximately five percent in the first half of 2012 from
year-ago levels to $6.1 billion.


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


First Half 2012 Growth Rates vs. Year-Age Period


Growth Rate

North America

-12 percent


-16 percent

Asia Pacific

7 percent

Rest of World (Latin America)

11 percent


-5 percent


Huawei has 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


Adoption of Optical Packet products continued to rise and
contributed close to one-third of the optical market revenues in first half


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