Huawei beats Ciena to lead optical transport DWDM market in Q2




Worldwide optical transport DWDM equipment market revenues grew 30 percent year-over-year to $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2011, according to Dell’Oro Group.




Huawei  leads the equipment manufacturers with the highest revenue share of an 18 percent, Ciena follows with 15 percent, Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu reached on 3rd and 4th positions respectively.




Demand for DWDM hasn’t let up over the past four quarters and 2Q 2011 was the fourth consecutive quarter that the market posted double-digit year-over-year growth rates, driving it to a revenue level last seen in 2001,” said Jimmy Yu, vice president of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group.




Demand for 40 gigabit DWDM has also continued to expand with shipments doubling year-over-year.




The DWDM market grew across all the regions and that the highest year-over-year growth rates, which exceeded 50 percent year-over-year, were in EMEA and Latin America.




Recently, the Dell’Oro Group announced that the worldwide optical transport equipment market revenues grew 10 percent year-over-year to $3 billion in the first quarter of 2011.




Dell’Oro Group predicts that the market will grow 9 percent to over $13 billion by year-end.




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