The optical networking industry has seen many advances over the last couple of decades. The optical communication and networking market is expected reach to 24.12 Bn by 2023. Optical systems based on new technologies offers services opportunistically at reasonable costs by incorporating new functionalities. Carriers are on the lookout for innovations to offer new, higher-margin services, reduce their capital and operational expenditures and network costs. Innovations at the component level, system level as well as at intelligent software level will foster new networking architectures that will be more efficient.
Optical technology advances are allowing greater programmability, higher-speed optics, and more flexible purpose-built products that are lowering the cost per bit. As a result, 400G optics market will quickly expand as new solutions reduce cost and power requirements per bit. Furthermore, purpose-built solutions will expand outside of metro data centers into new areas as enterprises and service providers seek ways to deliver the flexible network for the lowest cost per bit. However, looking at the market trends, it is safe to assume that integrated solutions are here to stay.
In this edition of Enterprise Networking Magazine, we present you the “Top 10 Optical Networking Solution Providers - 2018”. In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including our editorial board reviewed the top companies in the domain, and shortlisted the ones that are at the helm of tackling challenges of the sporting world. The companies compiled in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with in-depth, integrated, and innovative strategies in the space.