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This spreadsheet presents Ovum's optical network equipment forecast, with breakdowns by region and product and application segment. Sales are poised to grow to $18bn by 2020 in support of the digital economy, cloud services, and enterprise networks.


  • The optical network market has firmly entered the advanced modulation format–beyond 100G era.
  • The optical network market has a new product segment: purpose-built data center interconnect transport.
  • A next generation of software control–multilayer integration with hardware/software disaggregation is also on the horizon.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights common equipment and line-card growth rates for metro WDM, backbone WDM, and aggregation product segments including 10G, 40G, 100G, and beyond 100G
  • Projects growth rates for the optical network equipment market in North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Asia & Oceania, China, Japan, India, and Latin America & the Caribbean

Key questions answered

  • How fast will the 100G market grow?
  • How quickly will the beyond-100G market grow?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Optical Networks Forecast Spreadsheet: 2015–20

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