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Optical transport market grew 9% in the first quarter of 2006

According to a new report by the consulting and research firm Dell'Oro Group, the worldwide optical transport market grew 9% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time period in 2005....


July 1, 2006  


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According to a new report by the consulting and research firm Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide optical transport market grew 9% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time period in 2005.

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, a principal analyst 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.”