REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released Optical Transport forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, total worldwide wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) market revenue is forecast to grow at a ten percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, reaching $13 billion in 2017. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF80035LOGO) "Forty and 100 Gigabit is really where the growth is going forward," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Optical Transport Market Research at Dell'Oro Group. "Demand for 40 and 100 Gbps WDM wavelengths will drive the optical market's growth for the next five-years. We are finding that the demand for 100 Gbps wavelengths is especially strong as service providers continue to expand their network capacity. We currently predict 100 Gbps wavelength shipments to grow at a 75 percent CAGR over the next five years, and that by 2017 approximately 60 percent of the WDM capacity shipments will be with 100 Gbps wavelengths," added Mr. Yu. About the ReportThe Dell'Oro Group Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Optical Transport industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments, Tributary/Line or Wavelength shipments (by speed up to 100 Gbps). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers, and optical switch equipment. To purchase this report, call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.comAbout Dell'Oro GroupAs the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.