Huawei Takes Alcatel's Optical Crown
Alcatel was bumped from its spot as the world's leading supplier of optical networking hardware for the first time ever in the second quarter, according to Infonetics Research.
Huawei Technologies took the biggest share of the $3.1 billion optical hardware market in the second quarter, jumping from fourth place to first as its optical revenue jumped 83%. Infonetics principal analyst Michael Howard called the leap "a rare feat.
Rounding out the top four were Nortel Networks and Tellabs, in that order."