Sales of GPON equipment, including both optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical networking terminals (ONTs), grew 10% sequentially and 34% year over year, according to a new report from the Dell’Oro Group. The market research firm this represents the tenth consecutive quarter in which GPON equipment revenue set a new record.
While the Chinese market once again represented the strongest growth engine, sales in other parts of the world picked up as well.
“Although more than half of PON revenue was driven by deployments in China, aggregate GPON revenue derived from projects outside of China increased sequentially for the first time since the second quarter of 2010, driving sequential growth in the quarter,” said Tam Dell’Oro, president of Dell’Oro.
“Russia was a large contributor to growth in EMEA, although an increasing number of smaller deployments in other countries in the region also contributed. Also driving growth in the second quarter were higher GPON shipments to the United States and Latin America,” Dell’Oro added.
The report shows that Huawei used its leadership position in China to top the GPON supplier roster. Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and ZTE, followed, thanks in large part to their shipments into the Chinese market.