Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has announced shipment of four million 10G Optical Transport Network (OTN) ports. AppliedMicro claims it has achieved this milestone with in less than 36 months after shipping one million ports in 2011 and less than 18 months after shipping two million ports in 2012.
“Our leadership in the converged data center and service provider OTN market is further validated with four million OTN ports shipped,” said Francesco Caggioni, Senior Director of Marketing & Technology, AppliedMicro. “The proliferation of connected devices continues to drive the need for increased network bandwidth and flexible LAN/WAN/OTN ports.”
“Demand for OTN transport and switching equipment continues to grow. Service providers are using the advent of coherent 100G technology to upgrade their infrastructure to economically and flexibly meet bandwidth demands,” said Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst, Optical at Infonetics Research. “We forecast OTN equipment to top $13 billion in revenue by 2017 and AppliedMicro is a leading supplier of silicon components that feed the growing OTN market.” Infonetics reported the OTN transport and switching equipment market grew 8 percent in 2012 (the most recent year figures are available), to $7.3 billion.