Optical Transport Equipment Revenues Continue to Decline in North America, According to Dell’Oro Group

Ciena, Cisco, and Fujitsu Gain Market Share in First Nine-Months of 2017

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revenues for Optical Transport equipment in North America continued to decline in the third quarter of 2017. During this difficult market environment, the top three manufacturers—Ciena, Cisco, and Fujitsu—were able to outperform the others, resulting in higher market shares for the period.

“Optical Transport equipment purchases in North America was about 10 percent lower in the first nine months of 2017,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “This has been one of the more challenging years for optical equipment manufacturers selling into North America. However, a few vendors in the region performed really well considering the tough market environment. For the first nine months of the year, Ciena was able to hold revenues steady, Cisco was able to grow revenues 14 percent, and Fujitsu experienced only a slight revenue decline,” added Yu.   

Additional highlights from the 3Q17 Optical Transport Quarterly Report:

  • Ciena held the highest North American market share at 36 percent for the first nine months of 2017.
  • Cisco increased its North American market share by 540 basis points in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Fujitsu increased its North American market share by 65 basis points in the third quarter of 2017.

About the Report
The Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed including 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, 200 Gbps, and 400 Gbps).  The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, optical packet platforms, and data center interconnect (metro and long haul).  To purchase this report, call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group
Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com

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