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The strength of the DWDM market is apparent as carriers all over the world move away from legacy SONET/SDH technology and deploy DWDM infrastructures that can support 40G and 100G speeds. As a result, both analyst firms see the DWDM market growing significantly faster than the overall optical hardware market.
Traffic growth is the underlying driver for 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit (Gbit) Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network transport. This was the case with the transition from 2.5G to 10G and from 10G to 40G and now 100G optical channel rates. As the number of Internet users expands, bandwidth per user is increasing, putting enormous pressure on core backbone networks and metro networks.
The average mobile PC user generates 2 Gbytes of data per month. A high-traffic smartphone user generates 500 Mbytes per month. Network usage has been increasing, all these devices and 24/7 connectivity mean global mobile data traffic may grow twentyfold by the end of 2018.
Operators are capitalizing on this changing market, enabling users and machines to leverage connectivity. During 2011 various operators started to introduce tiered pricing, to provide price plans, volume, time or speed-based plans. These are better aligned to user needs. Operators are able to create business models to capitalize on different consumer and enterprise segments.
To enable these services, improve user experience, and provide tiered pricing, operators are investing in and transforming their operations and business support systems (OSS and BSS). These systems monitor and optimize network performance for customer relations handling and subscriber support. OSS/BSS investments enable operators to optimize operations and reduce costs.
Worldwide optical transport DWDM equipment market revenues are forecast to grow 10% year-over-year from $4.3 billion in 2011 to $9 billion by 2018. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways.
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