Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH29821456 | 253 Pages | 65 Tables and Figures | 2006

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Market Assessment

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Worldwide Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Equipment Market Forecasts
DWDM Market Shares and Dynamics
Market Conditions
DWDM Systems
DWDM Growth Opportunities
Lighting Dark Fiber
Optical Architectures and Networking
DWDM Facilitates Capacity Expansion & Flexibility
Key Characteristics Of DWDM Systems
Systems Approach To DWDM
Transparent Metro DWDM Equipment
Service Provider DWDM
DWDM Network Manamgement Solution Suite

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Service provider DWDM relates to systems used in core networks that increase the number of channels transmitted on a fiber optic cable by up to 80 times. Ethernet aggregation routers and switches that revitalize DWDM markets are supplementing transport systems.

Fully non-blocking switching architecture provides bandwidth management capabilities and service modules. These enable high-density service termination without stacking multiple shelves. Optical metro DWDM series portfolios of products are equipped with resilient packet ring technology, generic framing protocol service mapping, and virtual concatenation that enables efficient bandwidth utilization with native rate client data and storage interfaces.

Vendors offer equipment, software and service that allow customers to combine disparate networks that support distinct voice, video or data services, to a more efficient, converged, multiservice communications network. Transport, switching and aggregation products enable network convergence and offer standards-based, software-driven automation of network functionality.

Through the automation of network functionality and convergence are supported equipment. Customers can simplify the construction and management of their communications networks, and improve their operating efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Nortel led DWDM markets with dominant marketing. Nortel Networks is the recognized global DWDM optical Internet leader. Siemens is gthe leader in US markets for long haul. 65 percent of North American and 40 percent of European backbone Internet traffic travels across Nortel optical networking equipment. Other market participants with measurable market share include Alcatel, Huawei, Ciena, NEC, Lucent and ADVA.

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) growth opportunities relate to supporting broadband implementations of Internet triple play voice data and video services.

Worldwide telecommunications service provider DWDM equipment market forecasts indicate that markets at $4.3 billion in 2005 and are anticipated to reach $8.2 billion in 2012. Continued growth is anticipated as wireline networks are used to provide Internet protocol signal transport.

Companies Profiled
ADVA Optical Networking
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems
Huawei Technologies
Lucent Technologies
Sycamore Networks
UT Starcom

Report Methodology

This is the 275th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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