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Cignal AI Analysts Talk Market Trends at OFC 2019
Analysts Andrew Schmitt and Scott Wilkinson spoke to packed audiences about current and future trends in the optical market at OFC 2019.
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  • As part of the Market Watch State of the Industry panel, Andrew shared observations and his forecast for coherent optics and examined the impact of 400ZR technology.
  • On the Market Projections for Wireline and Wireless Technologies to Support 5G panel, Scott offered his outlook on optical transport capex leading up to 5G deployments.
Interested to know more?  Download copies of Andrew and Scott's presentations from the Cignal AI website (No Subscription Required).
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Interactive 4Q18 Optical Hardware Vendor Results Available Now
Long-haul WDM deployments are on the rebound, thanks to a reversal of the almost two year long terrestrial spending decline in North America and a year-over-year surge in Japan. This market development, along with a summary of the year's results, and an updated 5-year forecast, are examined in Cignal AI's Fourth Quarter 2018 Optical Hardware ReportSlowdowns in China, a spending pause in EMEA, and detailed vendor results for 4Q18 and the year are also covered.
4Q18 Market Share tracker
Cignal AI provides clients of the Optical Hardware Report with in-depth Vendor Summary Reports. Companies recently profiled include:  
  • Ciena
  • Cisco 
  • Fujitsu
  • Huawei
  • Infinera 
  • Nokia 
  • Tejas  
Clients may also access Cignal AI's Optical Hardware Tracker. This dynamic online tool has an interactive format which allows clients to manipulate data tables to see precisely the information that is most useful. New company results are added and updated in real time, and clients can always get the latest data. Cignal AI's modern data infrastructure and tools make this a unique offering among market research firms.
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In-Depth Reporting on OFC 2019
OFC LogoCignal AI analysts completed a series of notes on what they saw, heard and learned earlier this month at the optical industry’s signature trade show, OFC 2019.  

Topics covered include:
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Cignal AI In the News
Cignal AI was quoted in recent numerous releases concerning new optical products and platforms. Here's a look at the headlines:
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Interesting News
Cisco Expands 400G and 600G Trials with CENIC
We're getting a better picture of the capabilities of the Acacia AC1200 module with these initial trials. The device should be in production shortly.

Lumentum to Sell Certain Optical Transceiver Product Lines to CIG
Interesting contrast. Vertical integration in coherent optics is still king--but disaggregation of client-side transceivers is now the norm. Companies sell the TX/RX components to module assemblers.

Fujitsu Launches Industry’s First 600G Hyperscale Optical Transport Solution
The first commercially available third-generation coherent 600G platform, based on the NEL DSP, gets a lead on the several others announced prior to OFC and available later this year (Acacia, Infinera, Huawei).
NeoPhotonics Announces Coherent Modulator and Receiver Enabling 800G+ per Wavelength
First announcement for fifth-generation coherent optical components. Neo did a great job being first to market for third-generation 400-600G components - it has credibility here. Competing against Infinera, Ciena and others.

Ciena Introduces WaveLogic 5 to Fuel the Content Economy
The company goes all-in on vertical integration. Announces two different DSPs, development of Si Photonics and InP components, and the launch of Ciena Optical Microsystems - direct module sales.
The U.S. Cannot Crush Us, Says Huawei Founder - BBC News
BBC interview with Ren Zhengfei, including transcript highlights.
The Computing Needs Of Earth Are Not Yet Satisfied
Neat profile of Nvidia's most recent fiscal year.

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Optical Hardware
Analyzes market share and size for entire optical equipment market according to hardware-based features and capabilities. Includes 10/40/100G+ client and line port shipment numbers.

Optical Applications
Examines market share and size for portions of optical market addressing specific functions or customer applications, including compact modular and Packet-OTN switching equipment. Details market size and share for the 100G+ coherent and non-coherent market across multiple technologies and reaches.

Optical Customer Markets
Tracks the size of optical equipment market by six end customer types, including incumbents, cloud and colo, and wholesale. Includes vendor market share of the cloud and colo customer segment.

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