Cisco continues to be on the leading edge, driving optical industry innovation for our customers. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we have achieved the ranking of Optical Network Market Leader in the 2018 IHS Markit Technology Vendor Scorecard.

Notably, the report states that Cisco leads the field this year in market share momentum with NCS 1000 sales to the web-scale community, combined with the start of the Verizon 100G metro-packet optical project.

The only report of its kind, this Scorecard evaluates the top optical network equipment vendors on criteria using concrete data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.

Each day we set out to solve our customers’ top challenges. I would like to thank our customers and partners for your continued partnership – you help fuel our drive to continue industry disruption and innovation. I also extend congratulations to the Cisco Optical Systems team and recognize their hard work in earning this distinction.

Learn more about Cisco’s latest innovations on our Optical Networking site.


Bill Gartner

Senior Vice President/GM

Optical Systems & Optics Group