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Wavelength division multiplexer market reaches record revenue

02 Sep 2014

WDM Revenue in second quarter of 2014 rises to $2.6bn.

In Q2, 2014, WDM systems achieved record sales of $2.6bn.

In Q2, 2014, WDM systems achieved record sales of $2.6bn.

According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the wavelength division multiplexer or WDM market grew 10 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 reaching a new record revenue level of $2.6 billion.

The WDM market comprises both long haul and metro applications. In the second quarter of 2014, dense wavelength division multiplexer (DWDM) long haul equipment revenue grew 18 percent year-over-year, while WDM metro equipment revenue grew 4 percent year-over-year.

“The WDM market growth isn’t slowing down,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “The recent second quarter growth of 10 percent marked the eighteenth consecutive quarter that the WDM market has increased. Furthermore, as an indication of the market’s strength, twelve of those eighteen quarters grew at double-digit percentage rates.

“A number of factors are driving the strong growth of WDM; the most significant of which is the global adoption and penetration of 100 Gbit/s wavelengths in long haul applications. It’s 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,” Yu added.

The Dell’Oro Group’s Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed including 40 Gbit/s, 100 Gbit/s, and above). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, and optical packet platforms.

The analyst publishes a range of optical transport quarterly reports containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share information on the following markets: WDM, multiservice multiplexers, optical switches, optical packet platforms and long haul terrestrial and metro markets. The reports include tables showing manufacturers’ revenue, units/wavelengths/interfaces/ports shipped, and average selling prices.

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Matthew Peach is a contributing editor to optics.org.

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