Nokia ranked leader in optical networks by market share

Omdia, a research firm, has ranked Nokia as the leader in optical networks in India by market share.
Optical fiber investmentNokia grew by more than 10 percent last year, acquiring over 25 percent market share to gain the top position in India’s optical networks market,

Nokia’s comprehensive and innovative product portfolio coupled with its strong presence in the country has enabled it to consistently increase its share in the optical networks.

Nokia has differentiated itself by offering cutting-edge optical networks products for all segments of the communications network. Its range of products includes unique solutions for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and the enterprise market.

Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine based products allowed the service providers to improve the capacity while managing costs.

“Nokia’s focus on product innovation, backward compatibility of its DSPs and solving customer’s challenges has helped the company achieve #1 position in optical networks in India in 2020,” Ian Redpath, Practice Leader, Transport Networks & Components at Omdia, said.

“Our PSE based products allow service providers to push the limits of their optical networks. Our optical products with control plane functionality offer one of the fastest network traffic restoration through an alternate path, crucial for India due to a number of simultaneous fiber cuts every day,” Chandan Kumar, Head of Optics – India at Nokia, said.

India’s optical networks market is more than $415 million, spread across all layers of telecom networks, including backhaul, access, aggregation and National Long Distance. This is set to grow in the next few years because of continuous growth in mobile data consumption, Omdia said.

Average data usage per month registered a CAGR of 76 percent from 2015-2020, touching 13.5GB in December 2020, according to Nokia’s MBiT Index 2021. The service providers are hard-pressed to cost-effectively enhance the capacity of the transmission network.