This research service covers the North American market for Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) services through the period from 2004 to 2010. The telecom market, especially the wireless market, is experiencing a rapid growth in voice and data traffic. The Wireline industry mirrors those exponential growth rates for data services. Digital data traffic is doubling approximately every year. This trend bodes well for the SONET market. But the industry faces many challenges, like 'cherry picking' by customers mainly due to many competitors, challenges from Ethernet and the intense price compression facing the market. Thus, excellent volume increases have been offset by falling prices.