AppliedMicro ships 2 Millionth 10G OTN Port
AppliedMicro has shipped two million 10G Optical Transport Network (OTN) ports to system providers, who face growing demand to rapidly expand the capacity of metro and core network infrastructure.
“The demand for 10G OTN is growing at a healthy rate, creating a sustainable market where technology advances at the same pace. The milestone of two million OTN ports shipped allows AppliedMicro to maintain its leadership in this market. As demand remains high for our 10-Gigabit solutions in both the transponder and LAN/WAN/OTN Carrier Ethernet markets, our 40G and 100G OTN solutions are now in customer labs and early field deployment will soon expand our company’s footprint. Interestingly, the rapid growth of 10G OTN ports has been bolstered by its increased use in edge routers, a market that AppliedMicro pioneered more than 4 years ago,” said Francesco Caggioni, Director of Strategic Marketing, AppliedMicro.
“Infonetics’ recent survey shows that OTN switching will play a significant role in the regional and long haul networks of most carriers. OTN switching and transport hardware together made up 45 percent of global optical equipment spending in the first half of 2011, and we expect them to grow to 70 percent of the total by 2015, or $10.6 billion. AppliedMicro has been an avid supporter of OTN since its inception and is a major supplier of OTN silicon to equipment makers,” said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical, Infonetics Research.