The ultra-long-haul (ULH) Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) market will grow at a 148-percent compound annual growth rate from 2000 to 2005, according to a new KMI (Newport, RI) market-research report entitled The Market and Economics of Ultra-Long-Haul DWDM. While it only accounted for about one percent of the DWDM market in 2000, KMI analysts predict that ULH will account for about 18 percent of the DWDM market in 2005.
KMI�s report explores the trends and technologies that are encouraging and supporting the adoption of ULH solutions. Additionally, the report analyzes the economic benefits of ULH and provides a price per Gigabit per kilometer comparison between ULH solutions and traditional long-haul solutions. Finally, the report includes analysis on the ULH market and forecasts for market growth throughout the world and offers profiles on seventeen current and emerging ULH vendors.
“Ultra-long-haul technologies enable service providers to make their networks more efficient while lowering both initial capital costs and long-term operations costs,” adds analyst Michael Arden. “Our cost model illustrates that ULH cost efficiencies are realized at distances greater than the point of first regeneration for traditional long-haul systems.”
ULH solutions alleviate bottlenecks in local areas by creating a pass-through network for long-distance traffic. As Internet traffic grows and demand increases for services requiring more bandwidth, ULH solutions will become more appealing to service providers as a way to alleviate local bottlenecks with a cost-effective strategy. The application of technologies described in the KMI report, such as Raman amplification, forward error correction, and dispersion compensation, have made ULH a reality.
Topics of interest in KMI�s report include soliton technology, Raman amplification, forward error correction, optical cross-connects, optical add/drop multiplexers, hollow-core fiber technology, equipment analysis, and operations expenditures.
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