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The overall optical market is over $12 billion, with the packet transport segment becoming the fastest growing segment in the entire market.  Contributing to the growth is the enterprise and content provider segments, which together amount to over 20 percent of the market. The Telco, wireless and MSO segments make up the rest.

What Defines Packet Optical Transport?  Packet optical transport covers technologies and architectures that enable the transport of IP packets on both fixed and mobile optical networks. Converged products include the functional switching capability of WDM wavelengths, Ethernet switching via various protocols, as well as TDM and OTN/ODU switching.

What Are the Technologies Involved?  The technologies include a combination of optical networking products that operate separately or within a single converged platform called Packet Optical Transport System (POT-S) such as ROADMs, TDM, and Carrier Ethernet switching products. These platforms reside in the metro edge, metro core and the long haul networks of major service providers today.

What Should Service Providers Understand about Packet Optical Transport? Understanding the evolution of the traditional SONET/SDH infrastructure to MSPP products or MSPP on blade with Metro WDM products migrating to ROADM based products, and Carrier Ethernet migration into the fusion of these platforms is critical for service providers. Associated technologies such as MPLS-TP, PBB-TE, VPLS, connection-oriented Ethernet, native Ethernet and OTN also feature as key influences in the packet transport market, and service providers must have accurate information about these technologies and architectures to make mission critical decisions about their networks. 

Why Is Packet Optical Transport Important?  The evolution of network architectures must be aligned with the evolution of product architectures and the inclusion of multiple technologies, how they operated, and who has fully functional products. Knowing who is leading in this market, who is following, and who has new products will give operators information that they can leverage as they move toward packet optical transport for both fixed and mobile networks.

ACG's Packet Optical Transport research service provides independent qualitative analysis, quantitative data, and expertise to help you and your organization make key decisions about product development, pricing, market entry strategies, and competitive positioning.

ACG's Packet Optical Transport research service provides independent qualitative analysis, quantitative data, and expertise to help you and your organization make key decisions about product development, pricing, market entry strategies, and competitive positioning.

Contact Jeff Ogle at jogle@acgresearch for more information about ACG's optical consulting or syndicated market share/forecasts services.

Strategic Planning
 
ACG assists organizations with developing their strategic plans for optical and packet product integration, identifying new business models and establishing go-to-market strategies. These services consist of executive presentations, market share landscape reviews, scenario impact modeling, presentations for operators on market trends, and Market Impact reports that cover technological shifts and market changes.

Market Research Services

These services provide an overview of the market (drivers, challenges and key players) and a detailed understanding of packet transport technologies and solutions. We also examine industry best practices and case studies.

Custom Services

Select any of the following and we will quote a price to meet your unique business needs as these customize option are a beneficial addition to your sales took kit.

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Contact Jeff Ogle at jogle@acgresearch.net for more ACG Research's Packet Optical Transported information.

Packet Optical Transport Survey Project Packet Optical, Execution Survey

Case: Following in the footsteps of a major competitors announcement, how to position your plans and role in that area. A third party that is vendor neutral can help any vendor see the key areas of focus and where to improve with their end users and financial investors.

Client: Top-Tier Manufacturer of Network Equipment

Problem to solve: Communicate to Service Providers and Wall St. clients the IP and Optical convergence in a simple format that is understandable and eliminates confusion around specific product types.

ACG Research services: Survey top service providers to understand share of TDM and IP traffic today and in the future, create a slide deck to explain what that means and how it will affect the products and market for routers and optical products.

Results: Identify traffic types which are decreasing and those which are increasing. Relate traffic types to product types and overlap to show transitions over time. Created presentation to communicate and clear confusion in market.

Our deliverables: Conducted worldwide networking traffic survey. Created charts, and key slides for strategic recommendations for on how to communicate the traffic transition. Used slides for worldwide road show on IP/optical integration, TAM and best practices for service providers to follow. Assisted in go-to-market strategies leveraging the investment and understanding of the gaps in messaging.

Contact Jeff Ogle at jogle@acgresearch.net for more ACG Research's Packet Optical Transported information.


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