IDC’s New Program Examines the Hot, Emerging Optical Networking Market

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 1, 2001 – IDC recently launched Optical Networks, a continuous information service designed to provide a quantitative and technological assessment of the evolving wave division multiplexing (WDM), metro, and IP-to-optical integration markets. This program provides comprehensive analysis of the shift in carrier infrastructure from electronics to photonics and prepares equipment suppliers and service providers worldwide for revolutionary changes in telecommunications transmission, infrastructure, and services.


"The coming changes to the telecommunications landscape are so monumental that they demand a true and distinct program dedicated solely to tracking, analyzing, and forecasting optical networking developments, from next-generation SONET to dense WDM (DWDM) to photonic switching,"said Sterling Perrin, an analyst for IDC's new program. "Clients will be able to use our insight to successfully plot their optical networking migration strategies."

Subscribers of this program will receive objective third-party analysis regarding this rapidly evolving market. They will gain a quantitative assessment for the major equipment markets in optical networking, including long-haul DWDM, metro DWDM, optical cross connects, and optical metro-edge devices as well as analysis of the major players in each of these markets and insight into the trends that will drive annual market growth.

An example of IDC's Optical Networks research includes IDC's new report Optical Cross Connects: Market Analysis and Forecast (IDC #B23529). This report contains a full five-year forecast for the nascent optical cross connect market as well as analysis of major vendors and the opportunities and challenges they face as they battle for market share. In addition, IDC's Optical Networks research includes selected profiles of optical equipment suppliers and fiber-based service providers.

To learn more about the program or to purchase the report, contact Bruce Atlas at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4053, or at

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