|[October 30, 2013]
Infonetics: Operators Name Ciena, ALU, Cisco and Huawei Tops in P-OTS
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 2013 Optical
Equipment Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey,
which explores service providers' perceptions of optical equipment
suppliers and criteria for choosing vendors.
"Our latest optical vendor study gives us the first picture of who
service providers view as the leaders in packet-optical equipment, and Ciena,
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Huawei rate tops among our survey
participants," says Andrew
Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics.
adds: "Multi-layer support and control plane technology are rising in
importance with service providers when making vendor decisions."
OPTICAL VENDOR LEADERSHIP SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
Ciena received the highest overall marks from service
providers, ranking 1st in all optical leadership
categories: optical transmission and switching, metro edge P-OTS,
metro regional P-OTS, and optical control plane
Infinera (News - Alert) doubled its awareness among operator respondents
compared to last year's study, and Coriant improved its scores
across the board
When selecting new vendors, those surveyed rank product reliability
and total cost of ownership as the most important criteria
Respondent mentions of 100G as an important feature when evaluating
suppliers dropped sharply in this year's survey, indicating the battle
for 100G, at least as a key decision criterion, is over
ABOUT THE SURVEY
Infonetics' (News - Alert) 23-page optical
vendor leadership survey provides quantitative insight into what
service providers who operate optical transport networks think about
optical equipment vendors. The 2013 global survey explores carriers'
familiarity with optical equipment suppliers, vendors installed and
under evaluation, must-have equipment features, vendor selection
criteria, and top rated suppliers in the field. Survey respondents
represent almost 1/3 of worldwide telecom capex. Vendors named in the
study include Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, BTI, Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, Cyan,
ECI, Ericsson, Fujitsu (News - Alert), Huawei, Infinera, NEC, Tellabs, Transmode, and
ZTE. To http://bit.ly/ID36P1,
contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
Join Infonetics Principal Analyst Michael Howard (News - Alert) live on Nov. 14 for Multi-Vendor
Service Provisioning for NFV, with a look at actual network
functions virtualization deployments:
RELATED OPTICAL RESEARCH
UPCOMING OPTICAL RESEARCH
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Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
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