FIBEROPTICS INDUSTRY REPORT

Worldwide total telecom and datacom equipment revenue totaled $107.9 billion in 2005, and will grow 33% to $143.5 billion in 2009, according to a new market share and forecast report by Infonetics Research (Campbell, CA).

Jul 1st, 2006

Communication market sees healthy growth

Worldwide total telecom and datacom equipment revenue totaled $107.9 billion in 2005, and will grow 33% to $143.5 billion in 2009, according to a new market share and forecast report by Infonetics Research (Campbell, CA).

“Three major trends are driving the growth we’re seeing in the telecom and datacom market,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “People worldwide are communicating over networks and the Internet via broadband. Carriers are moving to a single converged data network incorporating voice and video along with traditional data. And mobile and fixed wireline networks of data, voice, and video are converging.”

Movaz is acquired by ADVA Optical

ADVA Optical Networking (Martinsried/Munich, Germany) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Movaz Networks (Atlanta, GA). The Movaz RAY product line is a portfolio of WDM transport and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) solutions that economically scale from small metro core to regional networks as large as 2,000 km. Movaz has an installation base of nearly $150 million across approximately 100 customers.

Under the terms of the agreement, ADVA will acquire all outstanding shares and options of Movaz via a combination of shares and cash. A majority of Movaz’s about 150 employees will be fully integrated into ADVA’s North American organization and its Atlanta facilities will become an additional ADVA distribution and engineering site. “The acquisition of Movaz will expand ADVA’s North American customer base, global product portfolio and optical engineering resources,” said Brian L. Protiva, ADVA’s CEO. “They will increase our leading position as a supplier of Optical+Ethernet solutions globally, which reflects the core of our strategy.”

DuPont invests in ANDevices

DuPont Photonics Technologies (Wilmington, MA), a provider of integrated optical components, has made a strategic investment in ANDevices (Fremont, CA), a supplier of planar lightwave circuit (PLC) devices. The cooperation between the two companies also extends to the marketplace where ANDevices and DuPont will represent each other’s products in specific markets.

Earlier this year, ANDevices announced that it was gearing up for growing product demand. In addition to the communications market, ANDevices anticipates growth in the aerospace, instrumentation, materials processing, biosensor, and consumer electronics sectors.

Global Crossing selects Infinera

Infinera (Sunnyvale, CA) announced that Global Crossing has selected the Infinera DTN to enhance the speed and flexibility of provisioning its digital optical network. The Infinera DTN is the first optical system designed to combine scalable dense wavelength-division multiplexing, reconfigurable optical switching, and generalized multiprotocol-label-switching-based service intelligence in a single platform, providing 100 Gbit/s of DWDM capacity on every line card.

Global Crossing operates one of the world’s largest IP networks, connecting more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and six continents around the globe.

In related news, Infinera is seeking to fill more than 120 vacancies in the U.S. and India in engineering, operations, sales, systems engineering, marketing, and support roles to support strong growth.

ANDA financing to help Ethernet deployments

A venture-backed company providing carrier-class Ethernet solutions for fiber and copper-based access networks, ANDA Networks (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the closing of an additional $10.5 million round of equity funding. Given the previous six quarters of profitability, ANDA’s new round of funding will be used for global expansion to support new international customer Ethernet deployments. Worldwide shipments will have more than doubled compared with the last half of 2005.

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Also in the news . . .

Liekki (Lohja, Finland), a supplier of highly doped optical fibers and fiber-laser modules, was selected for the 2006 Red Herring100 Europe Winner Award that recognizes the 100 most promising firms driving the future of technology. . . . Nistica (Bridgewater, NJ), a developer of a new class of intelligent optical modules to enable edge networks to scale at healthy margins, has received Series A funding from several investors. . . . Zarlink Semiconductor (Ottawa, ON, Canada) purchased the optical I/O business of Primarion (Phoenix, AZ), a supplier of laser driver and optical receiver integrated circuits used in multilane, parallel fiberoptic modules, for $7 million in cash. . . . Bookham (San Jose, CA), a supplier of optical components, modules, and subsystems, has received the prestigious Excellent Supplier award for 2005 from Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment vendor.

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