Fiber equipment sales to reach $1.9 bln by 2009

Consumers and business users hungry for increased network capacity are ready to add a little fiber to their diets. According to IDC, the worldwide fiber access equipment market will reach $1.9 bln in 2009, as users migrate to higher speed data services and innovative new services such as IPTV, HDTV, and video-on-demand (VOD).