Deployment of enterprise optical networking to grow 17% in 2006

2006 is becoming a banner year for enterprise deployment of optical networks. Driven by regulatory requirements regarding how to manage, store, and recover data, as well as by company mergers, the worldwide growth of the enterprise optical networking market will exceed 17% in 2006, a rate nearly twice as fast as the overall optical market growth – without SONET/SDH – IDC says.