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Metro Packet-Optical Transport 2.0: A Heavy Reading Survey Analysis
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 36 Pages
|メトロ向けパケット光伝送システム（P-OTS）市場：調査分析 Metro Packet-Optical Transport 2.0: A Heavy Reading Survey Analysis|
|出版日: 2013年03月21日||ページ情報: 英文 36 Pages||
Heavy Reading has been tracking metro packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) since 2007. Since that time, the product segment (as defined by Heavy Reading) has grown from nothing to more than $1.2 billion in equipment sales in 2012.
On the surface, the growth in this segment is impressive. However, in the larger context of the market it was set to replace (the Sonet/SDH segment), P-OTS has not lived up to expectations. In 2012, legacy Sonet/SDH spending was $3 billion - meaning that operators spent three times more on legacy Sonet/SDH gear in 2012 than they spent on metro P-OTS. In this context, we view the era of P-OTS 1.0 (2007-2012) as only moderately successful, as the advent of P-OTS was intended to herald the death of the Sonet/SDH multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP).
We believe that two major factors have limited the growth prospects of metro P-OTS over the past five years:
Heavy Reading believes that we are entering a new era of P-OTS, which we'll call P-OTS 2.0, which seeks to build on the packet shortcomings of the first generation. The excerpt below shows that, as we enter this new phase, P-OTS is finally poised to make the crossover and unseat Sonet/SDH as the dominant form of optical transport in metro and aggregation networks.
Excerpt 1: Metro Optical Revenue by Segment, 2010-2016
Source: Heavy Reading
As we enter this new metro P-OTS 2.0 phase, Heavy Reading issued a global operator survey to get a better understanding of operator plans, strategies and perceptions regarding the present state and future of packet-optical transport. Heavy Reading's Fall 2012 Metro Packet-Optical Transport Survey was conducted in November 2012. Respondents were drawn from the network operator list of the Light Reading readership database. A total of 114 service provider respondents participated in the survey.
In addition to detailed survey results, the report also profiles 12 major suppliers of P-OTS equipment. This includes the 11 suppliers tracked by Heavy Reading in the Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, with the addition of carrier Ethernet supplier Juniper Networks, which scored highly in our survey.
There is increasing interest in 100G transport in metro networks, and so, in our survey, we wanted to get a better reading on operator timelines for 100G deployments. We asked operators to select a timeline for wide-scale metro 100G deployments; the results are shown in the excerpt below. The results point to a 100G ramp-up in 2013, with a big bump coming in 2014 (selected by 31 percent of respondents). Only 5 percent of the group reported no plans for 100G, although 19 percent selected "2016 or beyond."
Excerpt 2: Operator Timelines for Wide-Scale Metro 100G Deployments
Source: Heavy Reading; N=112
‘Metro Packet-Optical Transport 2.0: A Heavy Reading Survey Analysis’ is structured as follows:
Section I is an introduction to the report, with complete report key findings.
Section II provides a detailed analysis of the Heavy Reading metro packet-optical transport survey results.
We organize the survey analysis into the following sections:
Section III profiles the major P-OTS suppliers. We include profiles of 11 suppliers tracked by Heavy Reading in the Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, with the addition of carrier Ethernet supplier Juniper Networks (which scored highly in this survey).
Section IV provides a copy of Heavy Reading's Fall 2012 Metro Packet-Optical Transport Survey questionnaire in its entirety.
‘Metro Packet-Optical Transport 2.0: A Heavy Reading Survey Analysis’ is published in PDF format.