10G, 40G, and 100G optical transceiver market to grow to $3.3 billion by 2016

Telecom Lead Asia: The global 10G, 40G, and 100G optical
transceiver market will grow to $3.3 billion by 2016.


Unit shipments of 10G SFP+ modules nearly doubled in 2011
compared to 2010. The shipments are expected to grow at 40 percent compound
annual growth rate through 2016.


Tunable XFP shipments nearly tripled in 2011, spurred by
the entry of multiple new suppliers, according to Infonetics Research.


Unit shipments of WDM-capable modules grew 24 percent in
2011 over 2010.


The 100G coherent transceiver market will surge as supply
floods the market in 2012, led by network equipment manufacturers (NEMs).


2012 will be a pivotal year for 100G design activity,
with many new equipment vendors fielding production equipment,” said Andrew
Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research.


This will drive volume in the component world in 2013 as
carriers reboot their optical networks and roll out all-coherent networks. In
the meantime, 10G WDM interface growth continues with the tunable XFP playing
the lead role, while 10G SFP+ volumes in the data center explode,” Schmitt
added.


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