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Annualized global optical networking (ON) spending grew 1.8% sequentially and 8.5% versus 2Q15 to $15.0bn in 2Q16. For 2Q16 alone, global ON revenues of $4.1bn were up 19.3% from 1Q16 and were 6.9% higher than 2Q15.


  • Back to $15bn market: The global market was clawed back to a $15bn market based on strong growth in China, EMEA, SCA, and SLTE.

Features and Benefits

  • Global market share results are segmented by region.
  • Global market share results are segmented by product segment.

Key questions answered

  • How is the optical network market share changing?
  • What are the key drivers behind market share change?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

2Q16 results

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

Market share

  • Nine of the top 10 vendors posted sequential growth

Market share changes

  • Huawei, FiberHome, Adva, and Infinera see annualized share gains

Vendor highlights

  • Product and market highlights in 2Q16

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


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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