Clash of Metro 100G Optical Vendors with Shifting Network Paradigm


An intelligence brief on metro 100G is available now taking a hard look at the market for DWDM, ROADMs, and switching equipment. The report includes a competitive analysis of suppliers, insights on the strategies of users of the equipment, and expectations on changes in technology.

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In an over-hyped metro 100G space, in which both present and future expectations for revenue are way out of line, public optical networks are in the slow process of evolving to a much simpler paradigm. The distinction of such a market segmentation has started to become less discernable and meaningful. The very long-term shift to a new network model includes humongous backbones with distribution routes that come off of them, and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) will be used to drop off traffic at particular access points. There will no longer be a need for metropolitan or regional networks. In addition, there will not be as many hardware vendors, and now may be the time for some of these players to leave the market as survival will depend on making dramatic changes in their business strategies. 

A new market intelligence brief by fibeReality, LLC is available now based exclusively on primary research.

Clash of Metro 100G Optical Vendors with Shifting Network Paradigm addresses the following issues:

  • How has the present market shares of Ciena and Cisco Systems changed at Verizon?
  • What will the optical hardware vendors need to do in order to survive?
  • Why can Coriant theoretically hang around indefinitely?
  • Should Broadcom be worried about the interest in wavelength routers?
  • How have the desires of the carriers forced the big Web 2.0 players to build their own networks?
  • What was the real purpose of Amazon’s recent RFP for transport gear?
  • How has Microsoft demonstrated that the future is more about cloud-based services rather than SDN?
  • How has eBay’s latency issues been problematic in building a network?
  • What is next in the evolution of open line systems?
  • Why is MPLS losing traction in the market?
  • What is being done by public networks with the overall problem of stranded capacity?
  • Why do the architectural planners at the incumbent local exchange carriers view metro DWDM differently than the operations folks?
  • Which vendor is winning in the head-to-head competition between H+S Polatis and Calient Networks?
  • Why is the solution from Rockley Photonics attractive to the large data center operators?
  • How is SDN somewhat reminiscent of the old Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) effort?

Clash of Metro 100G Optical Vendors with Shifting Network Paradigm costs US$500 and includes a corporate-wide license as well as follow-up time for any questions or clarifications.

Table of Contents

1.0 Summary
1.1 Key Business and Tech Elements
1.2 Competitive Assessment of Suppliers
1.3 Major Service Provider and Web 2.0 Metro 100G Game Plans
1.4 Definition of Metro 100G
2.0 Metro 100G Technology and Market Considerations
2.1 Market Size and Growth
2.2 Pricing Trends
2.3 Conflicting Economics of Carriers and Enterprises
2.4 Growing Importance of ROADMs
2.5 Emergence of All-Optical Switching?
2.6 Enhancing the Nature of Open Line Systems
2.7 Shrinkage of MPLS
2.8 Redefinition of SDN
2.9 Data Center Interconnect Ambiguity
2.10 Additional Matters
3.0 Service Provider and Data Center Metro 100G Strategies
3.1 AT&T
3.2 Amazon
3.3 Apple
3.4 CenturyLink
3.5 eBay
3.6 Equinix
3.7 Facebook
3.8 Google
3.9 Microsoft
3.10 Twitter
3.11 Verizon
3.12 Others
4.0 Competitive Analysis of Metro 100G Vendors
4.1 ADVA Optical Networking
4.2 Calient Networks
4.3 Ciena
4.4 Cisco Systems
4.5 Coriant
4.6 ECI Telecom
4.7 Ekinops
4.8 Fujitsu
4.9 Glimmerglass Networks
4.10 H+S Polatis
4.11 Huawei Technologies
4.12 Infinera
4.13 Inphi
4.14 Juniper Networks
4.15 MRV Communications
4.16 Nokia
4.17 Optelian/Jabil
4.18 PacketLight Networks
4.19 Rockley Photonics
4.20 Sorrento Networks
4.21 XKL
4.22 Xtera Communciations
4.23 ZTE
4.24 Others

45 pages
Published October 2016

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