According to a new Infonetics Research report, worldwide OLT and ONT PON equipment revenue hit $619 million in 2005 and will grow to $2 billion in 2009. PON port shipments are projected to grow even faster, hitting 10.7 million in 2009. "Video, IPTV, and other high bandwidth applications are driving demand for PON and Ethernet FTTH equipment all over the world," said Infonetics analyst Jeff Heynen. "PON is very strong in the Asia Pacific region, particularly EPON, which is huge in Japan and will roll out in China soon as well. In North America, Verizon's BPON-based fiber to the home network, FiOS, is in full swing: at the end of 2005, Verizon had already passed over 3 million homes through FiOS. In EMEA, Ethernet FTTH is strongest, especially in Scandinavia where municipalities and utilities are working together to deploy Ethernet FTTH networks."
For more on the report:
- see the press release