The Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top optical network equipment vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
There are well over a dozen vendors around the globe that make and sell optical equipment. The 10 vendors profiled in this Scorecard--ADVA, Ciena, Cisco, ECI, FiberHome, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, Nokia, and ZTE--were selected because they are the top revenue producers of optical network equipment. This Scorecard analyzes the relative strengths among these market leaders.
This Scorecard will help readers:
- Better understand the market landscape and where each top vendor fits in
- Keep tabs on rivals and suppliers and their key strengths and weaknesses
- Market and sell optical networking equipment more effectively
- Verify through independent research vendor standings in the market
Esther Cheh is a senior analyst for transport networks including router and optical technologies. She brings over 12 years of experience in the telecommunication industry covering network operations, market and industry analysis and business strategy in both the service provider and network equipment vendor environment.
Principal Research Analyst, Optical Networking Technology, IHS Markit
Timothy Munks, a principal research analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on data center optics, metro and core optical networks and optical component markets.