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The global data center interconnect (DCI) equipment market is projected to exceed $6.3bn by 2022. The third annual purpose-built data center interconnect forecast shines a light on this emerging and dynamic optical network equipment market.


  • The Internet of Things, 4K video, advertising, social, and cloud services are all projected to grow, driving data center infrastructure growth and data center interconnection growth. The internet content provider community continues to build tremendous web-scale data center properties and extend their edge data center footprint.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights recent market results and growth prospects for the major network deployers of DCI equipment: CSPs, ICPs, government/R&E, and enterprises.
  • Highlights recent market results and growth prospects for the major regions of the world.

Key questions answered

  • Which region is projected to exhibit the most market catch-up over the forecast period?
  • How fast will the purpose-built portion of the DCI market grow?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Global Data Center Interconnect & Purpose-Built DCI Forecast: 2017–22

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