Global Information would like to present a market research report, "40/100 GigE Markets: 2009-2013 " by Communications Industry Researchers.
According to the new report from CIR, an industry analysis firm based here, the market for 40/100 GigE transceivers will reach $545 million in revenues by 2014, with about two-thirds of these revenues coming from 40 GigE products. With standards due to be completed by the middle of 2010 and products arriving on the market CIR believes that the 40/100 GigE space is ready to emerge.
- Suppliers of pre-standard 40/100 GigE transceivers already include Avago, Finisar, Opnext and Sumitomo among others and these early entrants will be key forces in shaping the 40/100 Gbps future.
- Although OC-768 continues to be deployed in carrier networks, carriers are preparing for a leap to 40/100 GigE Ethernet. 100 GigE has a key advantage over OC-768 in the lack of required dispersion compensation due to the use of coherent detection in the transceivers.
- CIR predicts that a "serial" 40G solution will better satisfy market requirements after 2013 and that the current 4x10G CWDM variant may instead be a short-lived product. The main market for serial 40 GigE will be in the access and metro markets and some parts of the long-haul core may be affected as well.
- On the demand side, the purchasing behavior of high-performance computing (HPC) centers will be important. This segment of the market will be where 40/100GigE will find some of its earliest and most enthusiastic users.