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End user appetite sparks fiber access feast: Market to reach US$1.9 billion in 2009, says IDC

According to new research from IDC Corp., the worldwide fiber access equipment market will reach US$1.9 billion in ...


September 27, 2005  


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According to new research from IDC Corp., the worldwide fiber access equipment market will reach US$1.9 billion in 2009 as users migrate to higher speed data services and innovative new services such as IPTV, HDTV, and video-on-demand (VOD).

The emergence of “triple play” the integration of voice, video and data services on a single broadband connection is driving service provider demand for more access network bandwidth. IPTV, HDTV, and VOD, in particular, are driving service providers around the world to upgrade their access networks with the capacity of fiber and the equipment that goes with it, IDC said.

“Fiber access networks are the ‘last mile’ technology that bring the capacity of optical fiber directly to consumers and businesses,” said Sterling Perrin, manager of IDC’s Optical Networks research.

“Following the stagnation of optical core networking over the past few years, the fiber access market is showing real promise, and, ultimately, can drive a reinvestment in the core.”

The study, Worldwide Fiber Access Equipment 2005-2009 Forecast and Analysis, breaks down fiber access equipment revenue by geographic region, including North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the rest of the world (ROW).

IDC also breaks down the worldwide market by the major equipment segments, including ATM passive optical network (PON), Ethernet PON (EPON) and point-to-point Ethernet equipment.