With cloud computing, networking, the Internet and other new demands of future broadband transmission powered, the “short board” of the existing 10G/40G wave subsystem’s ability gets increasingly prominent, and 100G has gradually shifted from behind the scenes of commercial technology research toward the front. Around the world, 100G commercial deployment starts hotly. In China, the domestic development is rapid in recent years. The three operators have opened 100G Central Purchasing gradually to promote improvement of the industry chain continuous.
Global Commercial Deployment Accelerated
Ovum data has shown that, since the global scale deployments starting 100G in 2012, 100G market is up to 943 million dollars fivefold than in 2011. The growth of the global market size of 100G is so rapid. The agency has predicted that by 2016, 100G optical networking market will maintain an annual growth rate of over 100%. Dell’Oro Group report also points that the industry is moving towards next generation networks to 100G-based rapid transformation, and the annual compound growth rate of 100G will be up to 120% in the next five years.
The industry is optimistic about 100G market because the bandwidth telecom operators are facing pressure and 100G technology is mature. On the one hand, the bandwidth pressure has to be placed in front of the operator’s most pressing issues. On the other hand, in the past year, 100G relevant technical standards have matured, and achieved innovations and breakthroughs in the pattern, multiplexing, and many other technical areas, ready to do a large-scale pre-deployment preparations. 100G industry chain has been basically mature, and the price is already suitable scale deployments. The deploy volume will continuously improve the cost performance of 100G as well as other products.
Currently, the global super-broadband network construction is accelerating, a year around the world to deploy 100G fiery. In Europe, including the Netherlands KPN International, French SFR, Denmark TDC and many other leading global telecom operators, endorse efforts to build 100G commercial WDM network as 100G solution is recognized. Last November, the Angolan mobile operator UNITEL build Africa’s first 100G-wave splitting networks. In early 2012, the Latin American regional operator TIM successfully deployed the world’s first 100G coherent G.653 fiber based WDM networks, which achieved a breakthrough in G.653 fiber WDM transmission. In 2012, the CIS region has also launched a commercial network construction 100G. Poland GTS, Russia Rostelcom, Russia Megafone, Russia MTS, Belarus Beltelecom and other operators are actively deployed 100G networks.
It is worth mentioning that the CIS region is vast, 100G projects often are based on long-distance transmission, which is more demanding equipment manufacturers programs, such as the construction of Russia’s Rostelecom 100G network reached 25,000 kilometers. Russia’s Megafone is building 100G long-distance network cross Eurasia. It is reported that two projects are undertaken by Huawei Technologies, whose coherent 100G solution is based on flexible scheduling OTN architecture, using soft decision leading technology, modulation technique and DSP (digital signal processing) algorithms, providing the industry’s best long-distance transmission performance, and can support 2,500 kilometers without electricity relay transmission. It is particularly appreciated by CIS operators.
Three operators have turned Central Purchasing
The acceleration of global commercial 100G promoted the maturity of 100G equipment and devices in certain extent, especially the realization of ultra-long distance transmission projects, which further validates the maturity of related technologies.
Meanwhile, the Chinese 100G market has also ushered in the first commercial year. The education network and broadcasting have built the 100G OTN networks first. By 2013, with the three major domestic carriers 100G building turned into 100G, transmission network will be truly high-speed rail.
In the end of 2012, China Mobile launched the Central Purchasing of 100G, which opened the 100G prelude of the domestic commercial. It is reported that China Mobile the Central Purchasing cards total more than 1,500 for the first time, which is the world’s largest ever deployment of 100G so far. From the device level, China Mobile’s main deployment 100G OTN systems, building from Beijing – Shanghai – Guangzhou – Hong Kong’s Eastern OTN trunk. Published in April this year, the tender results, Huawei won the bid ITMC International Bureau Internet and eastern 100G +10 G OTN country dry, the flames of the western and northeastern successful communication 10G cadres of the country, Huawei, Shanghai Bell, winning the province 100G OTN section.
In early May, China Unicom 100G WDM experimental network project settled, the project marks China Unicom’s 100G WDM Evolution Plan has entered the final stage of implementation of the deployment of the network. The experimental network project contains a total of two links, respectively, by two vendors bid. Huawei forefront of the industry with the current soft decision 100G technology, the construction of this project’s experimental network 100G ultra-long haul transmission parts.
Technology leader to occupy the market
100G era, along with the acceleration of competing industrial chain, industrial centralization features will become more apparent. In the 10G market, the former three companies account for 45% of global share; in the 40G market, this accounted for a further increase to 68%; while to 100G era, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena these first three company’s market share has reached 90%. Another 10% were Infinera, Cisco, Nokia Siemens and other manufacturers divided.
Face of market opportunities, 100G equipment manufacturers showed positive, but only preliminary extensive R & D investment and accumulated abundant technology manufacturers in order to win the customer 100G testing. Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and other related technology research earliest, because Huawei attaches great importance to the technical lead. Ovum data show that in the first quarter of 2012 before, Alcatel-Lucent is also ranked first; After this, Huawei has a rolling four quarter, 34% of the market share leapt to the top.
Huawei 100G perfect solution containing soft decision 100G / hard decision both, 100G OTN, 100G online OSNR testing, as well as the maturity and 100G router docking. According to Huawei Transport Network Product Line CEO Wang Weibin introduction: “In China Telecom and China Mobile tests, Huawei is the only way to provide both soft decision and hard decision 100G manufacturers. Moreover, Huawei’s 100G in the transmission performance, system stability, etc. also has obvious advantages. “which, in the Chinese mobile 100G WDM network test now, Huawei is also the most comprehensive test items, covering the full range of OTN products 100G/40G, soft decision and hard decision, OTN cross, clock, protection switching and thermal cycling characteristics.
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