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Dell’Oro Group reports optical transport market grew 9% in the first quarter of 2006

According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the worldwide Optical Transport market grew 9% in the fir...


June 8, 2006  


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According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide Optical Transport market grew 9% in the first quarter of 2006 compared to the prior year.

The report indicates that sales of optical equipment were especially strong in North America, where service providers such as AT&T and Verizon are investing heavily in their fiber optic networks. Slightly declining sales in Europe and Asia partially offset the growth in North America.

“Video over broadband services are driving optical equipment demand in North America,” said Shin Umeda, principal analyst for optical transport research at Dell’Oro Group. “On the other hand, the market in Europe has weakened considerably over the last six months, leading us to temper our global outlook for 2006.”

In terms of overall revenues, Nortel regained its number one position ahead of rivals Lucent, Alcatel and Fujitsu.