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This IDC study explores current service provider 100G transport technology and the advances taking place in 400G optical technology. The need for additional network capacity at the lowest cost per bit has seen the rise of 100G optical transport technology deployment accelerate and more R&D effort placed on 400G technical advances.
"IDC expects to see a 5.7% CAGR from 2011 to 2016 for optical transport and switching equipment as CSPs continue to retire legacy SONET/SDH transport networks and migrate to IP-based service infrastructures with OTNs and packet optical transport networks." — David Emberley, research manager, Wireline Network Infrastructure