Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Ericsson (ERIC) have struggled to cope with soft carrier spending, but...

|By:, SA News Editor

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Ericsson (ERIC) have struggled to cope with soft carrier spending, but they can take comfort in their top-3 positions in the market for gigabit passive optical network (GPON) gear. Infonetics sees healthy growth for European GPON deployments, and previously forecast the North American market picking up thanks to Verizon's (VZ) investments.