Gartner Research

Optical Networking: Technology Trends and Scenarios

Published: 12 January 2001

ID: G0094643

Analyst(s): Peter Kjeldsen


Optical networking is one of the hottest technologies, owing to its key position as the ultimate answer to achieving bit-wise economy of scale. This document focuses on the system/network level, addressing a number of key issues in optical networking to offer insight into the various "flavors" of this technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Optical Networking 'Flavors'
  • Scenarios for Optical Networking
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
    • Dominant Market Accelerators
    • Dominant Market Inhibitors

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