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Introduction

This report provides a view into optical market share and competitive trends for data center interconnect (DCI) during 3Q15. During the quarter global DCI revenues decreased 3.2% from 2Q15, to $690m, but were up 12.6% from the year before.

Highlights

  • The global market for DCI paused in 3Q15, decreasing 3.2% from the 2Q15 level, but were 12.6% higher than in the year-ago quarter. Annualized DCI revenues of $2.7bn were up nearly 3% sequentially and 14% from the 3Q14 level.
  • CSPs still make up the greatest portion of DCI spending, but ICPs and CNPs have grown to the point where they make up greater than a third of all DCI spending.
  • Ciena leads all vendors with nearly 19% global share. Together, the top five vendors posted over $1.8bn of DCI revenues in 3Q15, representing 67% of all DCI spending.Of the top 10 vendors Infinera, Adva, and Cisco gained share in 3Q15 while Fujitsu, Huawei, Coriant, ZTE, BTI Systems, Ciena, and Alcatel-Lucent lost share.

Features and Benefits

  • Details revenues of top-performing vendors in the global DCI market, including share position by data center operator segment and region.
  • Examines changes in product demand resulting from the global economic climate.
  • Details spending in the metro versus backbone DCI market

Key questions answered

  • How did the global optical networking market perform in 3Q15? What are the trends by product segment and region?
  • Which ON vendors are increasing their share in the global market? Which products are behind their success?
  • Which segments and regions are outperforming or underperforming expectations and why?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Market description

  • Data center interconnect
  • Data center operator market segmentation

3Q15 results

  • Global DCI market slowed in 3Q15

Market share

  • Ciena leads all vendors for DCI market share

Market share changes

  • Analysis of 3Q15 results

Global segment analysis

  • CSP
  • ICP/CNP
  • Government/research and education
  • Enterprise

Product-level analysis

  • Segment overview
  • Backbone data center interconnect
  • Metro data center interconnect

Regional analysis

  • North America dominates DCI spending

Appendix

  • Listing of vendors and products included in this report’s analysis
  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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