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Introduction

Year-over-year growth (YoY) in the optical networking (ON) market continued in 3Q16, as the annualized market grew to $15.2bn. The global market grew YoY by 8.3%, despite the quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) weakness.

Highlights

  • Share gains are tied to build cycles in China and to ICPs: Huawei, ZTE, FiberHome, Adva, and Nokia saw annualized share gains.
  • At 3%, access WDM posted the highest sequential growth, driven by CPRI fronthaul. SLTE grew by 2%. Aggregation fell at -22%, followed by backbone and metro WDM at -17.7% and -1.5%, respectively.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the trends in ON, including 100G where volumes continue their upward march, up 8% sequentially and 87% on the year-ago quarter with average pricing down 40% YoY and down 5% sequentially.
  • Analyzes these trends across regions and product areas.

Key questions answered

  • What areas and technologies grew during the last quarter?
  • What regions grew during the quarter and why?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

3Q16 results

  • The market is up and returned to its $15bn value

Market share

  • Six out of the top 10 vendors posted YoY growth

Market share changes

  • Huawei, ZTE, FiberHome, Adva, and Nokia see annualized share gains

Vendor highlights

  • Product and market highlights in 3Q16

Regional analysis

  • Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and SCA were up, while North America missed the party

Product-level analysis

  • Segment overview: technology-level analysis

Market outlook

  • The ON market is on track for $18bn by 2020, driven by new business models and old

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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