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RHK Forecasts the Asia-Pacific SDH and WDM Market to Grow from $3.5 Billion in 2000 to $17.2 Billion by 2004
Japan and China to Experience Rapid WDM Expansion

<<South San Francisco, CA. - December 5, 2000 - The Asia-Pacific region, according to telecom market research firm RHK Inc, is expected to be a significant market for WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) and SDH (synchronous digital hierarchy) technologies over the next four years.>>

<<WDM systems experienced unprecedented growth in the region this year, growing from $220 million in 1999 to an estimated $790 million in 2000, and expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2004. RHK sees WDM spending growth during 2000-2004 being led by Japan with an 86% CAGR, followed by China with 73% CAGR>>

<<Meanwhile, the SDH market in Asia-Pacific reached $2 billion in 1999 and is projected to top $11.7 billion in 2004. The combined SDH and WDM market is smaller than the sum of the two markets due to some overlap in the equipment covered. Asia-Pacific's two main telecom markets, China and Japan, will lead the markets in spending growth on SDH equipment, with a 50% CAGR during 2000-2004.>>

SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) is the American version of SDH.

If Siara's SmartEdge can be marketed for SDH as well as SONET (It probably can, I just don't know this as a fact), and some of that SDH spending goes into nextgen SONET not just old stuff, these figures predicted for Asia should be good for RBAK (As well as Cerent/CISCO of course). Kind of annoyed that RBAK "only" matched the NASDAQ 10% gain yesterday, and trying to make myself feel a bit better.
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