Global Long Haul WDM market grows 15 percent in 2011, says ACG Research


By Telecom Lead Team:The global Long Haul WDM market increased 15 percent in
2011 from 2010. The North American Long Haul WDM saw a healthy increase of 9.1
percent quarter over quarter in 2011, according to new figures from analyst
firm ACG Research.


In fourth quarter 2011 alone, the overall worldwide
Long Haul WDM market was up 20 percent from its previous quarter, exemplifying
a strong growth in this market.


“Our reports indicate the Long Haul market is
experiencing another growing cycle and we expect this market to continue to
expand over a couple of years. Infinera is well positioned to sustain its number
one rank in this market, especially with the Infinera DTN-X platform coming to
the market,” said Eve Griliches, principal analyst at ACG Research.


The research firm also reveals that Infinera is the
leading company with the highest market share position in the North American
Long Haul WDM market in 2011.


In 2011, Infinera experienced growth globally, adding 16
new customers for a total of 98 customers worldwide during this period. In
addition to new customers, Infinera’s customers purchased multiple products
across multiple applications.


Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking
solutions that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical
networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital.


“We are pleased to see further evidence validating
Infinera’s strategy of focusing on our customers’ success. Infinera’s Digital
Optical Network solution enables multi-Terabit optical networks solutions that
are simple, scalable and efficient. These results reflect the trust our
customers continue to place in us,” said Tom Fallon, CEO of


ACG Research is a leading market analysis firm delivering
telecom market share and forecast reports globally.


Recently,  Infinera
announced that Infonetics Research ranks Infinera the number-one supplier in
the North America terrestrial long-haul WDM transport and ROADM market.

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