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28 August 2014

WDM market grows 10% year-on-year to record $2.6bn in Q2

The wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market grew 10% year-on-year to record revenue of $2.6bn in second-quarter 2014, according to the latest Optical Transport Quarterly Report from Dell’Oro Group.

The WDM market comprises both long-haul and metro applications. In second-quarter 2014, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) long-haul equipment revenue grew 18% year-on-year and WDM metro equipment revenue grew 4% year-on-year.

“The WDM market growth isn’t slowing down,” says Jimmy Yu, VP of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “The recent second-quarter growth of 10% marked the 18th consecutive quarter that the WDM market has increased. Furthermore, as an indication of the market’s strength, 12 of those 18 quarters grew at double-digit percentage rates,” he adds.

“A number of factors are driving the strong growth of WDM; the most significant of which is the global adoption and penetration of 100Gbps wavelengths in long-haul applications,” notes Yu. “It is also one of the reasons why DWDM long-haul equipment revenue growth rates have been outpacing that of WDM metro equipment for the past two years,” he concludes.

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Visit: www.delloro.com/products-and-services/optical-transport#quarterly-report

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