downloadAlcatel-Lucent, Huawei, ZTE find fortunes in the 100GE core router market

August 28, 2015 | By 

Service providers’ ongoing move to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in their networks has become a boom for router vendors as shipments of 100 GE ports grew over 150 percent year-over-year, said Dell’Oro Group in a new report. Following several quarters of customer evaluation and testing, a group of vendors including Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Huawei and ZTE are seeing sales from new core routing products.

Alam Tamboli, senior analyst at Dell’Oro Group, said in a release that “we expect the strong growth to continue through 2015 and into 2016 as demand for 100 GE follows or exceeds a similar robust growth pattern that 10 GE did almost a decade ago.”

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