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10GE Suppliers Rated in Heavy Reading Survey
Apr 13, 2011 (02:04 PM EDT)

TEMs rely on 10GE technologies and vendors focus on building strong market positions for 40GE and 100GE PHY devices, says Heavy Reading Components Insider

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) continue to rely heavily on 10Gbit/s Ethernet components in their product designs, and a new survey conducted by Heavy Reading Components Insider ( sheds important light on how TEMs are using 10GE technologies and which vendors they see as being the leaders in this market sector.

10GE Survey: TEMs Rate PHY, Switch & Optical Suppliers analyzes TEMs' use of 10GE PHY, switch and optical components, drawing on results of an exclusive worldwide survey conducted in 1Q11 of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Survey results include TEM ratings for 38 different suppliers of 10GE components.

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The success of the 10GE market has been driven by innovation from both optical module and silicon vendors, says Simon Stanley, research analyst for Heavy Reading Components Insider and author of the report. "With several vendors now shipping low-power 10GBase-T PHY devices, the number of 10GBase-T ports is set to grow quickly in the next few years, exceeding the number of optical ports shipped. To compete with the market leaders the other vendors must focus on niche products or look to build a strong market position for 40GE and 100GE PHY devices."

Key findings of 10GE Survey: TEMs Rate PHY, Switch & Optical Suppliers include the following:

  • The leading vendors are increasing their dominance in both the optical modules and silicon markets
  • XFP is the leading form factor; more than 80 percent of respondents support it
  • A significant shift to SFP+ is ongoing; more than 70 percent of respondents will support it by end 2011
  • Finisar is the leading 10GE optical module vendor, based on both usage and respondent ranking
  • Broadcom dominates silicon, placing first in usage and respondent ranking for PHY and switch devices
  • Performance remains the key feature for integrated 10GE switch devices

10GE Survey: TEMs Rate PHY, Switch & Optical Suppliers is available as part of an annual subscription (six issues) to Heavy Reading Components Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900.

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Heavy Reading is an independent market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to carriers, service providers, and vendors. Our remit is to provide the comprehensive competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks based on next-generation hardware and software. This information is compiled via exhaustive surveys of both vendors' products and service-provider decision makers.

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Founded in 2000, the Light Reading Communications Network is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

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