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The data center interconnect (DCI) forecast report is our analysis of the prospects for the DCI market equipment segment.


  • The forecast highlights regional growth rates and major buyer category growth rates.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights the progress of internet content providers' ongoing data center construction.
  • Highlights the progress of ICPs' efforts to interconnect their expanding data center footprint.

Key questions answered

  • Which vendors have purpose-built DCI solutions generally available?
  • Which vendors' DCI solutions have the most compelling product metrics?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Forecast summary

  • The global DCI market is forecast to exceed $6bn by 2021

Long-range market forecast drivers and barriers

  • The long-term market driver for DCI is unbridled ICP ambition

Regional forecasts

  • The North American ICP market leads technology adoption

Market scenarios and warning signs

  • DCI growth positive
  • But there are no absolute guarantees of growth


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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